Everyone suffers from stress and anxiety at some point in their lives. However, studies have revealed that women tend to experience unique impacts on their health when stress is uncontrolled. Capital Women’s Care Rockville understands the critical nature of mental health and its vital role in the health and well-being of our patients. As part of our commitment to patient education, we provide vital information about how various factors can impact their health. Below we’ll provide valuable information about anxiety and stress, signs that they may be impacting your life, and steps you can take to live a healthier, more balanced life.
How Anxiety, Stress, And Women’s Health Intersect
Stress is a common complaint in today’s fast-paced, digital world. Every day we work harder, do more and try to balance our lives to ensure there’s a little ‘us’ time. However, this vital personal time is often the first thing on the chopping block when it becomes apparent “sacrifices must be made.” Unfortunately, the sacrifice involved isn’t just time for you to enjoy your hobbies and time with the family. Without the ability to destress and relax, our health will invariably suffer. Heart disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome are just two conditions that have been tied to excessive stress. When stress levels are extremely high and unmitigated, it’s common for women to experience menstrual cycle irregularities, hormonal imbalances, and an exacerbation of symptoms when experiencing PMS.
Women with high levels of anxiety or chronic stress may find they struggle with the following:
- Menstrual cycle changes
- Sleep disturbances
- Irritability and mood swings
- Changes in appetite
- Digestive issues
- Frequent headaches
- Feelings of fear or worry that are persistent.
If you find that you’re experiencing any of the above, it’s essential to take the first steps in managing your stress. These indicators are alarm bells that your anxiety and stress are having meaningful and potentially dangerous impacts on your health. Keeping our stress under control requires a commitment to self-care and a multi-faceted approach. Lifestyle modifications are often the first step, including getting enough sleep, eating healthier, and getting active. Mindfulness activities such as meditation and yoga are often valuable tools as well. These should be in addition to, not instead of, the help of a mental health professional and your physician.
Our comprehensive approach includes working with a community of qualified health professionals specializing in stress management. Our team is dedicated to creating a supportive environment where you can express your concerns and get guidance toward receiving the care you need.
Contact Capital Women’s Care Rockville To Learn More
If you’re ready to start your journey towards improved health through stress management, we’re here to serve you. Unbearable stress isn’t an inevitable part of our lives, nor is it the price we pay for existing and having a good life. It’s essential that you take steps to protect your mental and physical health by getting your stress under control. You can call our offices at (301) 762-5501 or stop by our location in Rockville, MD, to meet the team and get a tour of our location.