Doctor's Blog

WHY STRESS

Stress is a situation that triggers a biological response.Typically ,after the response occurs,your body should relax.constant stress can lead to long term health issues.your body responds to stress by releasing hormones that increase your heart and breathing rates and your muscles to respond.But if sustains for a long time period then these symptoms come up

  • Irritability
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • headache
  • insomnia{loss of sleep}

EFFECT IN CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEMS:


1.In your brain hypothalamus stimulate your adrenal glands to secrete adrenaline and cortisol resulting in increased heart rate and blood rushes to important organs

EFFECT ON RESPIRATORY AND CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

1.Faster breath quick distribution of blood raise blood pressure increase the risk of stroke or heart attack


EFFECT ON DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

1.Liver produces extra glucose for energy extra glucose surge in the body Type 2 diabetis

2.Rush of hormone, rapid breathing, increased heart rate upset digestive system heart burn or acid reflux

Stress doesnot cause ulceration( a bacterium called H.pylori often does) but it can increase your risk of them and causes the existing ulcers to act up

Stress affect the way food moves in your body leading to Diarrhea

Constipation

nausea

vomiting

EFFECT OF MUSCULAR SYSTEM

Muscular Tension Increases Tighten muscles leading to Headache

Shoulder pain and back pain

Body aches

EFFECT ON SEXUALITY AND REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM

FOR MEN:Long term stress drops testosterone levels decreases sperm production erectile dysfunction or impotence

FOR WOMEN: stress, irregular, heavier or more painful periods

EFFECT ON IMMUNE SYSTEM

Long Term Stress weaken immune system susceptible for viral illness and increase the recovery time for injury

TIPS FOR MANAGING STRESS

  • 1.Healthy diet
  • 2.6 -8 hours sleep
  • 3.Exercise regularly
  • 4.Minimise usage of alcohol and caffeine
  • 5.Stay socially connected
  • 6.Meditation and yoga

ROLE OF SHIRODHARA ON STRESS

breast

SHIRODHARA :

Shirodhara is a form of ayurvedic therapy that involves gently pouring medicated liquids over the forehead, in to and fro pattern for a particular time period.

Origin : Sanskrit

Shiro Head

Dhara Flow

LIQUIDS USED IN SHIRODHARA

  • Oil
  • Milk
  • Buttermilk
  • Coconut water
  • Plain water

IN SHORT, SHIRODHARA HELPS IN

Improving sleep quality

Anxiety, mental stress

Decreases hair loss

Improve memory

Lower high blood pressure

Relieve neurological issues

Relieve from migrane


DR REESHMA