When stress becomes chronic and sustained, your brain adapts. Your neurotransmitter levels get out of balance, and the same hormones that are so important to your survival actually become detrimental to your overall health and longevity. The warning signs manifest in four main areas: Focus, energy, mood, and sleep.
Stress & Adrenal Fatigue
While our bodies are naturally equipped to handle stress, constant and sustained exposure to stressors can cause imbalances in your stress hormones: Cortisol and adrenaline. In turn, many people experience high anxiety levels, allergies, chronic illnesses, heart palpitations, fatigue, sleep problems, and digestive issues.
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