Stress Treatment Centre Brisbane Northside
Stress is an everyday experience for most of us. It can be as simple as getting to work on time or to as complex as experiencing a relationship breakdown. Ubuntu Medical, a facility in northside of Brisbane can help you cope with your challenges on stress especially if it already interferes with your day-to-day living.
What is Stress?
Stress is the body’s reaction to anything that requires change or adjustment. Your body responds to these thru physical, mental, and emotional responses. Even positive life changes such as promotion or childbirth can cause stress. Our bodies are capable of handling stress and react to it. Our autonomic nervous system has a built-in stress response that causes physiological changes to allow the body to cope with stressful situations. This is called the “fight or flight” response. Experiencing stress can be good for emotional health. It can make us motivated and keep us on our feet. However, being in a constant state of stress can cause wear and tear on the body, which can eventually lead to distress.
What are the Effects of Stress in the Body?
When distress comes to play, the body’s equilibrium is disturbed and can lead to a variety of physical symptoms such as:
- Body aches and pains
- Acid reflux
- Muscle tension
- Irregular heartbeat
- Sleeping problems
- Weight gain or loss
- Loss of interest in sex
How to Manage Stress?
Stress isn’t a medical condition and there is no specific treatment for it. However, if stress gets in the way of your everyday life, the following treatments are available:
Talking treatments. Talking with a trained professional can help you manage your thoughts and feelings. The common types of talking treatments are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which help you understand your triggers and think of positive thoughts; and Mindfulness which is based on meditation and yoga that both focus on reducing stress.
Medication. Stress is not a mental health problem but can have an effect on your body. To help manage stress, the doctor can give you sleeping pills or minor tranquilisers or antidepressants. These will help you get to sleep or manage your depression-like or anxiety-like symptoms. In some instances, medications on irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or high blood pressure can be given to treat physical symptoms.
Ecotherapy. This is a method to improve the well-being and self-esteem of an individual thru exposure to nature. Physical exercise in parks or taking park in an environment-conservation project are some ways to ease tension.
These stress management methods can also be done as complementary therapies with yoga, acupuncture, aromatherapy, and massage.
You can reduce your stress and live a happier life if you will act on it. By modifying your lifestyle, changing your perspective on life’s comings and goings, and being mindful of your body’s signals, you will be able to apply more healthy ways of dealing with the stressors in your life. Also, don’t discount the fact that you can also reach out to trusted friends and family for support. Having the chance to talk openly with someone about how you are feeling can help you feel calmer and move forward.
At Ubuntu Medical, we also offer Depression Therapy.