Everyone experiences some level of stress in their lives. This becomes problematic when stress is high for a long period of time and when we have not developed coping mechanisms to appropriately deal with this stress.
Chronic stress can result in or exacerbate numerous conditions as the stress hormone cortisol remains chronically high in the blood stream.
Chronic Stress can result in impaired cognitive performance, suppressed thyroid function, blood sugar imbalances, decreased bone density, decrease in muscle tissue, higher blood pressure, lowered immunity, increased inflammation, insomnia, and increased abdominal fat (which is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease).
A naturopathic treatment is personalized to each individual so your treatment will be specific to you and your very unique health needs.
To help treat stress your naturopathic doctor will help you to develop coping mechanisms and may recommend nutritional supplements, herbs, acupuncture, hydrotherapy, intravenous therapy and lifestyle counseling.