The world around us full of factors that impact our mental and physical health. The majority of people, both youngsters, and adults, experience symptoms of stress daily. But often, we are stressing out over something without any obvious reason. And we may also feel just stressed out without knowing why.
It is important for us to take control of the situation and learn what are the possible ways to relieve anxiety, overthinking and chronic stress without reaching for antidepressants and other strong medications. Before it`s too late.
In this article, you will find the scientific way to handle progressive stress and anxiety, before they become a depressive condition.
How to overcome anxiety, overthinking, and chronic stress?
As you may have noticed, the symptoms of chronic stress slowly take over your positive lifestyle. And even if people try to fight them, it is challenging to do so, because “Just calm down and meditate” does not work.
The stress symptoms are triggered by the activity of the adrenal gland, which produces adrenalin and cortisol (click here to learn more about what happens in our body when we feel stressed) In this case, a very efficient method to handle the situation is to make the adrenal gland stop producing high amounts of stress hormones.
This way, the levels of adrenalin and cortisol in the blood drop. The muscle stimulus, heart rate, and blood pressure decrease. As a result of this, the energy which was used for “Fight or Flight” mode, becomes available to the other body systems and organs: people feel more energized, concentrated and their ability to deal with daily tasks increases.
As the body stops indicating signs of stress, the brain stops rationalizing and creating “fake reasons” for non-existing problems. In other words, overthinking and anxiety stops. And with them, the risk of panic attacks, burnout, insomnia, and other symptoms decreases.
Unfortunately, it is nearly impossible to handle the situation without any help. But do not rush to buy antidepressants! In my experience, the best method to balance the stress hormones production is by taking herbal medications (you can find them in the pharmacy without prescription).
The most popular herb which is used as an active ingredient in those medicaments is “Rhodiola Rosea.” It acts to balance the work of the adrenal glands, and unlike antidepressants, doesn`t influence the brain function. Thus, it doesn`t cause any side effects and harms to health. On the bad side, those medications often work slowly, thus you have to be patient and take them at least 4 months to see their long term effect.
If you feel that your symptoms of stress continue for weeks and months, DO NOT WAIT! Help yourself or seek help from specialists, before the stress turns into a disease!
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, and I do not aim to give any medical advice. The information presented in this article is based on research and aims to give information about the topic.