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Adrenal Fatigue: Cause and Symptoms You Must Know

The adrenal glands produce hormones that are vital for survival such as adrenaline, cortisol, and aldosterone. These hormones play a huge role in regulating blood volume and influencing fat and carbohydrate metabolism. Insufficient adrenal gland functioning can lead to major health problems such as Addison’s disease at the far end of the spectrum and adrenal fatigue at the lower end. Adrenal fatigue is a syndrome that happens...

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Too Much Stress In Your Life? Cortisol Could Be The Cause!

The rapid heartbeat, the chest pain, the upset stomach, do they sound familiar? Did you experience them lately while you had a problem at work, home or school? All are symptoms of stress, or as it is sometimes called, ‘The disease of the 21st century’. This condition is mainly triggered by cortisol, a hormone essential to the wellbeing of our metabolism. Below we have put together some basic information to help you better...

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Low Battery Anxiety: Is This a New Anxiety Disorder?

You’re out and about and you notice the battery on your phone is getting low, what do you do? Do you stay out or you are trying to finish what you’re doing as soon as possible so you can go home and charge your phone? Or maybe the battery’s low while you’re on your way to friend or family member’s place and the very first thing you do is to ask them to put your phone to charge. We could continue with...

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How Smartphone Addiction Is Linked to Depression and Anxiety?

Technology constantly evolves. Just a couple of years ago we used phones that barely had a camera that took low-quality photos. Nowadays, we use smartphones with not one but two cameras, bunch of apps, and it’s needless to mention we spend most of our free time browsing through social media and instant messaging services. Most people claim they wouldn’t be able to spend a day without their smartphone. However, experts warn...

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9 Warning Signs You’re Under Too Much Stress

Stress is a serious issue ladies and gentlemen. Prolonged stress can take a toll on your body and cause such extreme physiological responses as anxiety and depression. With that said, take note that there are different types of stress. Physical stress is a physical reaction in the body to various triggers. Stresses can be external or internal. Emotional stress is a thought response, sometimes with physical side effects in the body,...

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How to Deal with the Emotional Vampires?

What in the world is an emotional vampire? Think about it. Vampires are associated with darkness and unpleasantness. They drain you of vital things. The emotional equivalent of a vampire is stress. Particularly stress marked by anxiety. When you live life stressed out to the point that you suffer from anxiety, you are drained of vital things like positive emotions, self-confidence, and energy. You enter a form of depression and many...

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Why Screening Isn’t Enough for Postpartum Depression Treatment?

Postpartum depression is a serious and very common problem today. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention between 8% to 19% of women who give birth each year in the United States express symptoms of postpartum depression. This accounts for 600,000 women each year. Severity of postpartum depression can also be seen in the fact that more women suffer from postpartum depression in a given year than the combined number...

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Difference Between Men and Women in Response to Stress and Anger

The advancement of modern society and its hectic pace have cause many of us to change our way of life. Compared to our predecessors, we have to intricately balance more tasks and responsibilities. The increased demands of our jobs have also consumed a large part of our daily lives. These transformations and evolutions in the global lifestyle have led to an increased in emotional baggage. With the convenience of social networking and...

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12 Tips for Dealing with Negative and Difficult People

Not all people are the same. While there are individuals who are supportive, relaxed, and positive, some people are opposite – they are negative, difficult to handle, show no support. Dealing with negative and difficult people isn’t the easiest job in the world. In fact, it can be quite stressful. They have the ability to affect your ambitions and make you feel bad about yourself. But, does it mean you should avoid them,...

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Don’t Ignore These 10 Things If You Struggle With Anxiety

Anxiety is a far more serious disorder than has been discussed over the past many years. People that suffer from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) Bipolar Depression and other like disorders know all too well the symptoms and side effects. Of course, everyone experiences a bout with anxiety from time to time. But when these feelings of anxiety lead to panic and/or they are difficult to control, it can interfere with daily...

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