STRESS AND FATIGUE

Stress

Stress and fatigue are two of the most commonly experienced conditions impacting people today.

Acute and chronic stressors play a large role in how the body functions day-to-day and can cause many symptoms such as:

  • Fatigue

  • Pain – headache, muscle tension, jaw pain, abdominal pain.

  • Poor sleep, insomnia

  • Gas, bloating, indigestion (IBS)

  • Low libido

  • Decreased immune system

  • Depression

  • Anxiety, panic attacks

  • More…

 

From an evolutionary perspective, acute stress occurs in fight or flight situations causing the body to shift resources into systems that participate in that fight or flight response. However, chronic stress has been shown to be detrimental to physical, mental, and emotional health.

 

The naturopathic doctors at Nova Health will help you re-gain control and bring the body and mind back into balance. Since stress impacts so many functions in the body, our approach will be multifaceted by addressing underlying concerns and providing tools for stress management. There is no shortage of scientific research supporting the relationship between stress, diet, and physical activity. Nutrition, physical activity, and lifestyle counselling will be keystones in our approach to stress management, including the other tools we have at our disposal, such as acupuncture and intravenous vitamin therapy.

 

Fatigue

 

More often than not, fatigue can go hand in hand with stress. However, fatigue can also be a by-product of an underlying condition. Our naturopathic doctors will investigate potential physiological sources of fatigue with laboratory testing and provide appropriate treatment to address it.

 

With our treatments, patients feel better, with increased energy and focus to tackle their day. Our approach will include exploring hormonal imbalances, nutritional deficiencies, lifestyle behaviours, and heavy metal exposure. Our role at Nova Health is to continually support our patients and equip them with the tools they can use to manage stress and fatigue.

Areas Served

 Burlington | Hamilton | Oakville | Mississauga | Stoney Creek | Ancaster | Niagara Falls | St. Catherines