Although NuCalm is often used as a tool to manage acute anxiety related to dental visits, there are many other potential uses of the tool. It can be used to help people get better sleep, and it can improve creativity. But it’s perhaps as a stress management tool that NuCalm could potentially do the most good. Stress is a pandemic in this country, affecting virtually everyone from all walks of life, with many serious consequences to mental and physical health.
By managing your stress, you can potentially improve your health in many ways. Here are a few of the health conditions related to stress that might benefit.
Stress is a major risk factor for heart disease. Stress can both increase your long-term risk of heart disease and serve as an acute trigger of heart attack or stroke.
The long-term relationship between stress and heart disease is unclear, but it may be related to the way that stress causes the heart to work harder, racing your pulse and increasing your blood pressure.
But it’s also possible that the long-term relationship is less direct, possibly mediated by bad habits like smoking and stress eating.
Acute heart problems are undoubtedly related to the transient effects of stress, including the elevation of heart rate and blood pressure, leading to heart attack or stroke.
Many people with asthma know that you don’t have to be stressed to get an asthma attack, but it doesn’t help, that’s for sure. If you experience more chronic stress, you’re more likely to experience more asthma attacks, which increases your stress. This makes it harder to maintain an active, healthy, happy life.
Stress can directly impact your body fat levels. When you’re stressed, your body releases the hormone cortisol, which contributes to the body’s tendency to deposit fat, especially abdominal fat. In addition, people who engage in stress-related eating behaviors consume more calories, making them more likely to gain weight.
When you get stressed, your body makes more ready energy available in case you need it, releasing glucose into the bloodstream. This can be every bad for people with diabetes, making it hard to manage your blood sugar levels.
In addition, stress makes it more likely that you’ll engage in unhealthy eating behaviors.
Stress attacks can make you more likely to develop stress headaches. Although tension headaches are the most common form of headache and the one most closely related to stress, migraines can also be triggered by stress.
We’ve already looked in detail at the role of stress in increasing a person’s risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Manage Stress to Improve Health
If you are experiencing stress-related health problems and haven’t been able to control your stress levels on your own, NuCalm is a great tool that can help. With the assistance of the proper care specialist, you can shut down your body’s anxiety response to help you get control of your life back.
To learn more about the potential benefits, please contact a local NuCalm provider today.