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Most cases of chronic disease can be linked to stress, even if that stress is more physical than psychological. About two-thirds of doctor’s visits are for stress-related  complaints. How does stress causes disease? The body responds to stress by making adrenal hormones (such as epinephrine, norepinephrine, and  cortisol   that cause the “fight or flight” response. This response [...]

How stress harms the body and what to do about it

Did you know that approximately two-thirds of all doctor's office visits are for stress-related  complaints?  Stress  is the body's reaction to any situation that is demanding or dangerous. When we experience stress, the body responds by making adrenal hormones (such as epinephrine, norepinephrine, and  cortisol) that help your body cope. Commonly called the "fight or flight" response, this is [...]

Can pregnancy cause hypothyroidism?

Question Why did pregnancy trigger my hypothyroidism? Answer Natural immune shifts during pregnancy, together with a genetic tendency and other predisposing factors, can trigger hypothyroidism in some women. Hypothyroidism is an immune disease for most For 90 percent of Americans, hypothyroidism is caused by Hashimoto's, an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks and [...]

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