How Does Inflammation & Stress Affect Our Bodies?

Inflammation and stress are one of the top culprits affecting our health. Cornerstone Wellness Center offers nutritional solutions to reducing these outbursts of inflammation and stress. Systemic or chronic, inflammation has a domino effect that can seriously damage your health. Familiar signs of inflammation are heat, pain, redness, and swelling. These are the first signals from your immune system and once this response is started, an anti-inflammatory compound moves to the damaged area. If the symptoms of inflammation don’t begin to recede over a period of time, your body is trying to tell you that your immune system is stuck and can’t provide the necessary help and healing assistance.

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  • Stress is a body’s reaction to any change in the environment that requires adjusting or some type of response. The body will often react to this change with an emotional, physical, or mental response.

  • The human body is designed to experience stress and react in different ways. When stress is positive, our bodies become alert and prepared for danger. Stress becomes negative when there is a continuous occurrence of challenges without a site of relief or relaxation. Without this relief, a condition called distress occurs and can lead to the physical symptoms of headaches, upset stomach, elevated blood pressure, chest pain, and sleeping problems.

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