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Stress Management Specialist

Dominique J. Smith, MD -  - Gynecologist

Premier Health & Wellness

Dominique J. Smith, MD

Gynecologist & Integrative Medicine located in Lithonia, GA

Stress is a part of life, but when stress levels become too high, you can experience wide-ranging negative effects. At Premier Health & Wellness in Lithonia, Georgia, Dominique J. Smith, MD, and the rest of the team understand the importance of stress management and offer treatments and therapies to help you live your best possible life. When you’re ready to learn more, schedule a one-on-one consultation online or by phone.

Stress Management Q & A

Why is stress a health risk?

Stress is actually an essential part of human survival. When exposed to a potentially threatening scenario, your body releases hormones like adrenaline and cortisol. Those hormones enable your “fight or flight” response and prompt action that can prevent harm. 

When this occurs after an event like a car pulling out in front of you or a noise in the night, your body processes those hormones quickly and restores a normal equilibrium. Chronic stress occurs when circumstances or events lead to a long term stress response. 

Your body isn’t capable of managing long term stress well. Chronic stress can affect many aspects of health and wellness. 

What are some symptoms of chronic stress?

Chronic stress can cause widespread symptoms, including:

  • Disorganized thoughts
  • Sleep disruptions
  • Irritability or mood swings
  • Changes in appetite
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Digestive distress
  • Recurring infections or illness 
  • Sexual dysfunction

Left untreated, chronic stress can increase your risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, hypertension, autoimmune disease, gastrointestinal disorders, and many other health concerns. 

Don’t let stress overwhelm your life when there are safe and effective treatments that can help. Schedule a consultation today at Premier Health & Wellness online or by phone to explore stress management services in greater detail.