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Joanna Lafeber

05 - Mar - 2013

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Stress and Anxiety

Stress in West London

Stress and Anxiety

Stress is a normal physical response to events that make you feel threatened or upset your balance in some way. When you sense danger - whether it's real or imagined - the body's defenses kick into high gear in a rapid, automatic process known as the "fight-or-flight" reaction, or the stress response.

The stress response also helps you rise to meet challenges. Stress is what keeps you on your toes during a presentation at work, sharpens your concentration when you're attempting the game-winning free throw, or drives you to study for an exam when you'd rather be watching TV.

But beyond a certain point, stress stops being helpful and starts causing major damage to your health, your mood, your productivity, your relationships, and your quality of life.

Many health problems are caused or exacerbated by stress, including:

  • Pain of any kind
  • Heart disease
  • Digestive problems
  • Sleep problems - Depression
  • Obesity
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Skin conditions, such as eczema

Contact me

To arrange a preliminary meeting , please feel free to call me on 020 8747 9226 or fill in my contact form , I will respond as soon as possible.

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