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Dr. Sonja O'Bryan, Pharm.D., ABAAHP Board Certified Health Practitioner Diplomate-American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine: "Creative Medicines" for Hormones-Weight-Pain-Fatigue-Skin Diseases-Pediatrics-Autoimmune Disorders-Veterinary Needs. Using Complimentary, Integrative, Regenerative, Bio-Identical, and Lifestyle Medicine For Health and Healing.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Real Reason People Go to the Doctor


It's one thing to look at sex hormones (and often there are deficiencies), but it's another to look at stress hormones. I had two patients just last week who had very high Cortisol levels. A high Cortisol level is not a good thing and if left untreated, can put a person on the road to chronic diseases. Here are a few things that should get a Stressaholics attention.   How well are you doing with your Stress Management?  If you're not quite sure, I can help you determine the answer to that question.

Metabolic Effects of High Cortisol

Increased appetite, accelerated muscle breakdown, and enhanced fat storage---------> obesity

Elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels----------------> heart disease

Elevated blood pressure----------------->heart disease

Alterations in brain neurochemistry -------------------->depression/anxiety

Physical atrophy of brain cells-------------------->Alzheimers disease

Insulin resistance and elevated blood sugars----------->diabetes

Accelerated bone breakdown-------------->osteoporosis

Reduced levels of testosterone and estrogen----------------->suppressed libido

Suppression of immune activity--------------->Frequent colds/flu/infection

Reduced synthesis of brain neurotransmitters---------------->memory and concentration problems.

Insomnia------> fatigue, poor immune function, weight gain.

If you think you might be suffering from conditions related to stress, call me!! And remember, stress comes in many forms.

And just so you know . . . often I can recommend integrative treatments, natural supplements, and some simple lifestyle changes that will help you sleep better and manage stress better to help for the long haul. Stress is inevitable in our fast paced society. That's a given. But continued and unresolved stress can really take a toll on the body. Stress is really the #1 reason for doctors visits when you begin to assess things fully. High blood pressure, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and persistent respiratory illnesses could very possibly be connected to your stress. 

The testing is simple and affordable. Give me a call if I can help.
To your good health,

Dr. Sonja

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