How Does Stress Affect The Nervous System? – Weatherford, TX

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How Does Stress Affect The Nervous System? – Weatherford, TX

Stress, like diabetes, is a silent killer. You may or may not have noticeable stress symptoms but if you are stressed then your health would slowly deteriorate before giving strong signals that something is not right in your body.

Not many people associate stress or stress symptoms with any problems in the nervous system. But in reality, stress has a serious adverse effect on the nervous system. Stress and pain in the body can determine if your nervous system would function in a perfectly normal manner or there would be problems. The nervous system can be categorised in two sections, one that you can control and is thus voluntary and the other which is involuntary or beyond your control. The latter is referred to as autonomic nervous system.

When we talk about stress symptoms pertaining to the nervous system and its functions which are under one’s control, the condition can be managed. With autonomic nervous system, nothing is under one’s control and thus if one is stressed or has some pain and discomfort in the body then the effects are unavoidable.

The autonomic nervous system deals with brain functions that support bodily organs, the functioning of the bodily organs, digestion, respiration, metabolism, some aspects of reproduction, several kinds of secretion including sweating and salivation and some types of excretion functions, barring the emptying of the bladder.

Stress would cause headaches, lethargy or fatigue. You may have breathing trouble, poor blood circulation, pinched nerves and stressed veins, dehydration and would have many other types of stress symptoms. One or more of these factors can send signals to the autonomic nervous system that the body is under stress and accordingly the nervous system starts generating signals which can be regarded as stress symptoms.

Stress symptoms generated by the autonomic nervous system include faster heartbeats, shortness of breath, indigestion, blushing, frequent urination, profuse sweating, dry mouth, shaking and headaches among others. These are the ways for the nervous system to show that the body is stressed. While stress and pain in the body can be diagnosed, observing them right at the start may be difficult for an individual. Looking out for the stress symptoms can ensure that you realise that you are stressed as soon as the body shows some of the signs generated by the nervous system.

Chiropractic and stress go hand in hand. There is no better way to handle stress than to opt for chiropractic care. If your nervous system is affected by stress and there are stress symptoms then you should immediately see a chiropractor.

Let’s stay stress free,

Dr. Cook