Chronic Stress

    If your stress simply won’t let up, you may be dealing with chronic stress. Learn the signs, symptoms, health risks, & coping strategies below.

    In October 2021, the American Psychological Association reported that just under three-quarters (74%) of adults in the US experienced stress-induced health problems, including

    • Headaches
    • Feeling overwhelmed
    • Exhaustion
    • And changes in sleeping habits

    Although this trend was undoubtedly affected by the pandemic, stress has been a major issue in the US for decades. In 2007, one-third of Americans were living with extreme stress.

    If this is you and you can’t seem to relieve the pressure, you may be struggling with chronic stress.

    Keep reading as we dive into the telltale signs, health risks, and common solutions below. When you know what to look out for, you can start addressing the issue and protecting your health as soon as possible.

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    CHRONIC STRESS SYMPTOMS

    Chronic stress often arises from financial, relationship, or job-related issues and rears its ugly head in many ways. It can affect us mentally, physically, emotionally, and behaviorally — just about every way there is.

    According to Yale Medicine

    “‘Not all four of these categories of symptoms are necessarily going to show up in one person…But if someone has three to five of these symptoms for more than several weeks, they might be suffering from chronic stress.’”

    Here are the key chronic stress symptoms to watch for:

    • Aches and pains
    • Trouble sleeping
    • Low energy, exhaustion
    • Unfocused or cloudy thinking
    • Muscle tension
    • Digestive issues
    • High blood pressure
    • That “heart-racing” feeling
    • Feeling overwhelmed or out of control
    • Racing thoughts
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    CHRONIC STRESS EFFECTS & HEALTH RISKS

    The above chronic stress symptoms may not pose a serious threat in the short term, but if they persist, they can wreak havoc on the body and mind.

    Chronic stress can lead to a long list of unsavory issues affecting your cognition, performance, immune system, and overall health.

    Long-term health risks of chronic stress can include:

    • Headaches
    • Increased risk of cardiovascular health issues
    • Inability to sleep
    • Low self-esteem, hopelessness, and severe mood changes
    • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and constipation
    • Increased risk of ulcers and ulcer flare-ups
    • Increased likelihood of heartburn or acid reflux
    • Sexual dysfunction
    • A weakened immune system, leaving you more vulnerable to colds and other illnesses, and increased recovery times
    • Social withdrawal
    • Overeating or undereating
    • Using alcohol or other drugs to cope
    • Irritability
    • Fertility issues
    • High blood sugar
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    SIMPLE COPING STRATEGIES FOR CHRONIC STRESS 

    If you suspect you’re suffering from chronic stress, make an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible.

    Together, you can develop a treatment plan that’s best for you and your health. Plus, it’s crucial to rule out any potential health conditions that may share symptoms with chronic stress.

    If you prefer to avoid them, you can steer clear of any prescription medications in favor of a more natural, healthy approach.

    Common stress management techniques include:

    • Eating a balanced, healthy diet.
    • Getting regular exercise.
    • Maintaining a healthy and consistent sleep schedule.
    • Scheduling “me time” for hobbies and other activities you love.
    • Practicing mindfulness (meditation, breathwork, yoga, etc.).
    • Practicing gratitude.
    • Setting realistic and attainable goals for your day, week, month, etc.
    • Spending time in nature.
    • Self-care activities like getting a massage or taking a relaxing bath.
    • Seeing a licensed psychotherapist and opening up about your issues and learn effective coping strategies.
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    Ease Chronic Stress with BEMER Therapy

    Another proven method of relieving stress and promoting relaxation is daily BEMER therapy.

    In practice, BEMER works almost exactly like a heating pad. Simply turn on the device, start your session, and apply the applicator to your body. Only with BEMER, there’s no heat.

    Instead, the device sends a pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) signal through the body to the muscles, stimulating them for improved local circulation, nutrient and oxygen delivery, and carbon dioxide removal.

    Unlike a heating pad, you may not feel a thing during your BEMER sessions. But with consistent daily use (two eight-minute sessions a day) BEMER therapy is proven to provide benefits such as enhanced:

    • Physical fitness
    • Performance and recovery
    • Strength and endurance
    • Energy and vitality
    • Resiliency
    • Well-being
    • Stress reduction
    • Rest and relaxation

    Not only can BEMER help ease the tension in your mind and body, but if you’re struggling with chronic stress symptoms like exhaustion and mood issues, it can give you a much-needed boost in energy and vitality.

    With BEMER as your weapon of choice, you’ll have a reliable and all-natural way to get ahead in the fight against chronic stress…

    And you don’t even have to leave the house to use it.

    Contact your local BEMER distributor today to learn more and take your first step toward Better Circulation, Better Health, Better Life.


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