12 Sep Stress & Fatigue
Who doesn’t have it? Stress and fatigue are two aspects of life we could all do without – or at least with less of! However, some of us seem to get more than our fair share of these burdens – even being diagnosed with conditions like chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia or adrenal fatigue / burnout. For these people, the challenge of ongoing stress can seem relentless and can lead to a myriad of symptoms which can seem like an impossible mountain to climb.
The good news is that with the right assessment and advice there are many ways to chip away at the challenge and, across time, to return to a more normal, functional existence.
At Matt Wallden Health & Performance we use a series of tools to help us understand not only your overall stress levels, but also the stressors on a range of body systems, organs, glands and emotions. One of these tools is the Health Appraisal Questionnaire, which everyone who we work with completes. Often musculoskeletal aches and pains can be directly (or indirectly) caused by stresses to other systems; and the cumulative effect of these stressors is what is termed a high physiological load. A high physiological load (sometimes termed “allostatic” load) is closely correlated with a situation known as central sensitisation, referring to over-excitation of the central nervous system, where even small issues can be amplified or perpetuated.
By effectively identifying and addressing each of the smaller contributing factors, we can, together, unload the system, reduce the sensitisation and begin the journey of returning to optimal health and function.
If you’d like to learn more about how we can help you, or someone you know, with these kinds of challenges, please feel free to send us and email here and we will get in touch.
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