Identifying and Understanding Executive Stress
The silent disease of the 21st century is stress; defined as the physical and mental responses of the body and adaptations to real and perceived changes and challenges in life. Executive stress is present in many of today’s companies, affecting employees on individual, social and professional levels. Chronic stress or adrenal fatigue can lead to many health problems, including burnout, fatigue, and even depression. But understanding the roots of executive stress and learning to recognize and heal chronic stress can lead to healthier and happier lives.
Adrenal fatigue can be identified by a series of symptoms including body aches, fatigue, nervousness, low blood pressure, sleep disturbances, and digestive problems. The adrenal glands are located on top of each kidney. They produce hormones that are necessary for survival, primarily cortisol and sex hormones.
Cortisol helps your body respond to stress, regulates the immune system, helps raise blood sugar levels, and stimulates the brain by enhancing the use of glucose. Individuals experiencing fatigue daily often have low cortisol levels. They are also frequently unable to handle stress and can experience weight loss, low blood pressure, abdominal pain, or nausea. There is some evidence that low cortisol levels may lead to anxiety and depression.
The adrenal glands also affect sex hormone production, specifically the male hormones like DHEA and Testosterone. Individuals experiencing low libido can be experiencing adrenal fatigue. This can be problematic for both men and women.
While adrenal fatigue is not formally recognized as a medical diagnosis, executive stress can have both mental and physical effects on the body. Many proponents of the diagnosis say executive and chronic stress cause adrenal fatigue. Thus, evaluating adrenal output and insufficiencies can be valuable for identifying and treating adrenal fatigue. Blood tests can be used in order to discover inadequate levels of adrenal hormones. Patients can also take salivary cortisol tests, where they gather saliva samples several times throughout the day. Cortisol levels can vary throughout the day, so it is important to take samples at various times.
Treating Executive Stress
Holistic health care is about more than finding a diagnosis and prescribing a pill. Understanding the way our bodies function and deal with hormone imbalances can help you manage executive stress, and balance adrenal hormones for life.
Each holistic treatment plan is catered and adapted to the wants and needs of individual patients. However, generally, a good place to start when treating executive stress is a lifestyle change. Improving your sleep, diet and exercise are all important factors in managing stress. Relaxing activities including walks, meditation, yoga, and Tai chi can be essential in building a healthy life. It can also be helpful to find personalized strategies to help tackle stress during the workday.
Colorado Recovery Infusion Center offers a variety of treatments to help patients manage stress and regulate the adrenal glands’ hormone production. With the proper vitamins, patients can manage adrenal function, improve their energy, and better manage stress.
Vitamin B5 is known as a Pantothenic acid and is vital to the adrenal glands and the development of stress hormones. B vitamins are essential in converting food to glucose and break down carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. All B vitamins are necessary for energy production. Understandably, studies show that vitamin B5 is deficient in patients experiencing chronic stress, exhaustion, and low libido.
Those with hormone imbalances, specifically adrenal fatigue and thyroid disorder, generally show low magnesium stores. While magnesium is best known for building strong-bones and bowel regulation, it can help in times of stress. Magnesium can improve the quality of sleep, relax muscles and the mind, and decrease anxiety
The most popular IV infusion we offer is the Myers Cocktail IV infusion, a restorative mix of magnesium, calcium, B vitamins (including B12), and vitamin C. This treatment is specifically designed for those experiencing high cortisol levels. Thousands of patients have found relief from their chronic stress, anxiety, and body pains through this treatment. Weekly Myers Cocktail drip is recommended during periods of acute illness, however, monthly maintenance drips are also helpful in managing executive stress long-term.
We also recommend our Executive Stress Infusion, which can be the best way to tackle stress and adrenal fatigue. Improve your quality of life and energy levels with this B vitamin, glutathione, and magnesium packed treatment.
Chronic stress can have serious effects on your daily life and takes a toll on your physical and mental health. It can be hard to trust that relief is out there. Through a holistic treatment plan that targets adrenal gland deficiencies, you can recover from chronic stress and pain. With our IV infusions and stress management advice, we can tackle adrenal fatigue together.
Get Started Today With Executive Stress Infusion Therapy
With more than a combined 20 years of experience, our staff is highly experienced at administering IV therapy in a safe, private, and nurturing environment. All of our IV therapy treatments are overseen by a physician and administered by a Registered Nurse (RN) or Certified Registered Nurse of Infusion (CRNI).
There are so many factors that contribute to fighting stress. You do not have to do it alone. Contact us at (720) 899-4770 or schedule a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation today!