Today, the treatment of stress is one of the most significant areas in medicine. The consequences of stress affect not only the mental state of a person, but can also disorganize the work of any organ or system. As a result of stress, a wide variety of somatic diseases can develop.
Our clinic deals with the treatment of stress and post-stress disorders of any complexity and various types of their manifestations. In today’s world, stress occurs daily. Their frequency and duration of exposure are constantly increasing and this affects our mental state.
Treatment of stress in the clinic
At some point, our nervous system does not stand up and there is a breakdown of higher nervous activity.
This breakdown can be caused by various reasons that weaken the nervous system and allow the disorder to gain a foothold, which causes the manifestation of post-stress conditions.
The weakening of the nervous system can have a different character and causes that can be caused by both hereditary factors and acquired during life (organic, toxic, infectious, etc.), as well as temporary (situational). These parameters are very significant in the treatment of stress and post-stress conditions.
The clinic’s specialists have extensive experience in the treatment of stress and post-stress conditions that cause disorders of the nervous system and are often very painful for people. Our doctors can properly and safely restore the functioning of the nervous system without negative effects on the body.
Stress needs to be treated
The symptoms of stress disorders are very broad, both in the variety and strength of their manifestations.
Are you going through a difficult period? Are you stressed? Or have you already gone through a difficult period, everything has improved, and you feel at zero?
What is stress?
Do you feel that you are under too much pressure, too many demands? Suddenly there were problems? Lost sleep? Instead of sleeping, do you have thoughts and worries? Isn’t food fun?
It’s stressful, and you’re not alone. Everyone experiences stress, including adults, teenagers, and even children. Are there ways to minimize stress, manage stress on your own, treat stress, or is agony unavoidable?
How stress is formed
Stress is the feeling of how our body reacts to some difficult events in our lives. This is the body’s way of responding to external adverse effects. The body prepares to meet a difficult situation, increasing strength, endurance and alertness.
Events that provoke stress are called stressful situations or high psychophysical loads, and they cover a whole range of situations, ranging from direct physical danger to the most difficult life issues related to school, work, or interpersonal contacts.
The human body responds to stress by activating the nervous and hormonal systems. The hypothalamus signals the adrenal glands to produce more of the hormones epinephrine and cortisol and release them into the bloodstream. These hormones speed up your heart rate, respiratory rate, and increase your blood pressure and metabolism. Blood vessels open wider to increase blood flow to larger muscle groups, preparing our muscles for combat readiness. Pupils dilate to improve vision. The liver releases glucose stores to increase the body’s energy. And sweat is produced to cool the body. All these physical changes prepare the human body for a quick and effective response to cope with the negative impact. This natural reaction of the body is known as the stress response.
Stress reactions are important in times of acute, emergency situations, such as when the driver has to apply the brakes to avoid an accident, to deflect a penalty and win the game, the final exam. Once this situation passes, the nervous system quickly returns to its normal state, and will be ready to respond again when needed.
However, stress reactions may not always last for a short time. Ongoing or long-term activities, such as getting divorced or moving to a new neighborhood or school, can also be stressful. The stress response can often cause health problems, especially when the negative impact lasts for a long time, a breakdown in the form of a malfunction of higher nervous activity can occur. In such situations, treatment of stress or post-stress complications is necessary.
Why Stress Needs to be Treated
Long-term stressful situations can cause lasting changes in people with low levels of stress tolerance. The nervous system is under constant pressure and can remain constantly active, which encourages the continuation of the production of additional portions of stress hormones over a long period. This depletes the body’s reserves, causes a person to feel overworked and weak. The body’s immune system is weakened, and there are other problems associated with the exhaustion of various biological reserves.
Stress often causes the formation of various mental disorders.
The most common cases of developing disorders such as:
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Other pathological mental states.
Although stress reactions have important biologically justified changes in the body, stress overload is something else entirely. Too much stress is not good for the entire human body. For example, a small stress test – short-term stress leads to motivation to study, while a person learns the material more easily. But prolonged stress during the entire test period can create significant difficulties in focusing on the material you need to learn.
Stress treatment is necessary
Pressure that is too intense or too prolonged can make people feel stressed and overwhelmed. Here are some of the main situations that can overwhelm the body’s ability to
manage stress on your own if it persists for a long time:
intimidation or direct impact of violence or physical violence
conflicts in the family, heavy emotions that can be accompanied by grief
difficulties associated with impaired learning ability
lack of time for a full rest
Some stressful situations can be extreme and require special attention and treatment for stress and its complications. For example, post-traumatic stress disorder is a very strong reaction that can develop in people who have experienced an extremely traumatic event, such as a serious car accident, natural disaster, terrorist attack, rape, etc.
Some people may have individual characteristics of nervous system development that can lead to an overreaction to stress that occurs even with small difficulties. If a person often feels stressed, upset, anxious, or stressed, this may be a sign of anxiety and a reason to contact professional consultants for help in overcoming them.
Manifestations of stress
People who experience overload stress may notice some of the following signs::
worry or panic
feeling constantly pressured, broken, sad, depressed
irritability, moodiness, tearfulness
physical symptoms: such as stomach problems, headaches, and even chest pains
allergic reactions such as eczema and asthma
increased consumption of alcohol, tobacco, and overeating
Everyone experiences stress a little differently. Some people become angry or aggressive and often involve others in their stress or “take it out” on others. Others may manifest as an eating disorder or have substance abuse problems (such as alcohol or drugs). Those people who have chronic illnesses may find that their symptoms flare up with renewed vigor under the overload of stress.
Stress management and post-stress management
The effectiveness of stress management depends on the speed and quality of medical care provided. Therefore, one of the most important points in treatment is how quickly a person will seek quality help from a good specialist.
Treatment of stress and post-stress conditions is always determined by the presence of one or another” weakness ” of the nervous system. As they say, where it is thin, there it breaks. Doctors of the clinic always very carefully understand the true causes of this breakdown of the nervous system and possible further complications.
As a rule, it is not the stress itself that is dangerous, not its momentary manifestation, but rather the residual phenomena, complications that form after the acute manifestation of this mental state. And these consequences are very closely related to the individual parameters of the formation of the nervous system, with what possible changes could be acquired during life and the characteristics of the immediate reaction.
The correct determination of such parameters requires a fairly rich experience in the treatment of stress and post-stress conditions. Our doctors have such experience, because each of our doctors has extensive practical experience in clinical work.
After determining these individual parameters, appropriate therapy is selected, which usually follows the general scheme: neurometabolic therapy, psychotherapy, rehabilitation medicine measures, and drawing up an individual plan for daily routine and diet compliance.
In most cases, stress treatment takes place within 5-10 days, and in the presence of already formed complications, in the treatment of post-stress conditions, it is necessary to spend, sometimes much more time. The duration of treatment for post-stress conditions in such situations will depend on the individual parameters of the nervous system.
Keep your stress under control
What can you do to deal with stress overload, or better yet, to avoid it, in the first place? The most useful way to deal with stress is to know how to deal with stress that can occur at any time. Stress management-Skills work better when they are used regularly, not just when there is an increased workload. Knowing how to “relieve stress”, you need to use this technique constantly, when everything is relatively calm, then these skills can help you get through difficult circumstances that arise.
How to treat stress yourself
Here are some rules that can help keep stress under control:
Speak out against what is planned. If you feel fatigued, consider cutting back on activities or choose only those that are most important to you.
Be realistic. Don’t try to be perfect — no one can do everything. Expect real opportunities from others, and don’t push others too hard, so as not to increase your stress level. If you need help with something, ask for it.
It is necessary to monitor the availability of good and full sleep at night. Having a good night’s sleep helps keep your body and mind in great shape, which makes you more equipped to deal with any negative effects of stress, and is conducive to treating stress. Because the biological “sleep clock” shifts during adolescence, many teens prefer to go to bed later and get up later in the morning. But if you go to bed late and have to get up early (for school, for work), you can’t get all the hours of sleep your body needs.
Learn to relax. The body’s best natural antidote to stress is the relaxation response. Relaxation will help your body fight stress, which creates a sense of well-being and calm. Benefits of relaxation in response to stress-the body’s biochemical processes are activated to replenish spent resources, which can be activated simply by rest. You can help trigger the relaxation response by learning simple breathing exercises and then using them when you find yourself in stressful situations. This will help you to restore or not to spend excessive resources of the body, to build your schedule for the implementation of activities. Relaxation should be soothing and enjoyable: reading a good book, practicing your hobby, spending time with your pet, or just taking a relaxing bath.
Treat your body well. Experts agree that regular exercise helps people cope with stress. Excessive or forced exercise can, on the contrary, contribute to the development of stress, it is necessary, as in everything, to use moderation.
You need to eat right to help your body function at its best. It’s easy when it’s become a daily habit. You can not eat on the run or junk food, fast food. Under stressful conditions, the body needs vitamins and minerals more than ever. Some people may turn to substance abuse as a way to relieve tension. Although alcohol or drugs may seem to help relieve stress temporarily. However, using psychoactive substances to cope with stress actually contributes to the development of even more stress, because the body’s ability to return to normal is worn out.
Analyze what you’re thinking. Your perspective, attitude, and thoughts influence how you see and present things. Is your cup half full or half empty? A healthy dose of optimism can help you get the best out of stressful circumstances. Even if you are a bit of a pessimist in life, everyone can learn to think more optimistically and reap the benefits.
Solve small problems. Learn to solve everyday tasks calmly, this can give you a sense of control. Developing the skills to calmly look at problems, find out, consider options, and take some actions helps in developing skills to solve more global problems and is the way to solve in stressful situations. Feeling able to calmly solve small problems builds the inner confidence to move on to calmly solve larger problems — and this can serve you well in times of stress.
Build your stress resilience.Have you ever noticed that some people seem to adapt quickly to stressful circumstances and accept all situations calmly? They are calm when exposed to any pressure, and are able to solve problems as they arise. Researchers have identified qualities that make some people seem naturally resilient even when faced with high levels of stress. If you want to build your resilience, you need to work on developing these qualities.
If you have problems with the fight against stress, you should not hesitate to ask for help from a competent psychotherapist.
The specialists of our clinic will always help you get out of the most difficult stressful situations and remove the pathological consequences for the body, which very often occur during a period of prolonged stress. Treatment of post-stress disorders should be supervised by a competent doctor. Before treatment, it is necessary to conduct a thorough diagnosis.
Stress can help
However, stress is not always a negative phenomenon and some people may benefit from it.
This depends on the individual characteristics of the structure of the nervous system, its response to external stimuli and the metabolic processes of the body.