This Blog Talks About:
- According to researchers at the University of Minnesota, negativity, chronic stress and depression can upset the body’s hormone balance and damage the immune system.
- New scientific findings have also identified a biological link between anxiety and pain, making it imperative for patients with chronic pain to take care of their emotional wellbeing too.
- Dr. Virgil Stenberg of the Helen Foundation discusses the importance of maintaining a healthy emotional and mental wellbeing while living with chronic pain.
More often than not, depression and chronic stress accompanies those suffering from chronic pain conditions. As a result, physical pain symptoms increase and other health problems can ensue like hypertension, cardiovascular disease, digestive disorders and infection. According to the University of Minnesota, chronic stress and negativity can also decrease your lifespan by shortening your “telomeres” (components of DNA that play a significant role in aging).
Having said that, it’s important patients consider their emotional health while taking care of their physical wellbeing too—especially since there are a number of health benefits that come from staying positive, some of which include:
- Faster recovery from cardiovascular stress
- Improved sleep
- Lower blood pressure
- Fewer colds
- General happiness
There are few things you can try to stay positive:
- Write down one thing you’re grateful for each day and leave it somewhere you’ll frequently see it. This will help you keep a positive mindset.
- Do a good deed for someone in need—there’s nothing like seeing what others don’t have to help put things into perspective for you.
- Literally force yourself to smile. According to a number of health studies, even forcing yourself to smile can release endorphins and boost your immune system.
When you’ve managed some of the emotional components to your health, call the Helen Foundation to discuss improving your chronic pain symptoms with Microdose Therapy™. This unique, revolutionary therapy uses 100% bio-identical cortisol to reduce inflammation and relieve pain. Learn more about Microdose Therapy by visiting our “We Treat” page, or by calling a representative at the Helen Foundation at 1-877-322-3685.
Dr. Virgil Stenberg of the Helen Foundation developed Microdose Therapy™ to help those suffering from various inflammation diseases and debilitating conditions like arthritis, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. Stenberg has helped thousands of patients reduce their pain, swelling, fatigue and immobility with Microdose Therapy™. For more information on Microdose Therapy™, or to schedule a consultation, please call 877-322-3685 or visit our “Contact Us” page. We look forward to hearing from you!
The advice and information contained in this article is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to replace or counter a physician’s advice or judgment. Please always consult your physician before taking any advice learned here or in any other educational medical material.