Stress is something we’ve all been through, usually, when we are stressed, we can tell because we can feel it in our bodies.
Fluttering in your chest and a rock in your stomach. You may also feel sick.
There are a lot of things that can make us ladies feel stressed, like our jobs, taking care of our families, paying the bills, trying to stay healthy, and, of course, our periods, too.
Have you ever wondered what stress would do to your body and mind if you didn’t deal with it?
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To start reducing chronic stress in our lives, we need to know what makes us feel stressed biologically and how we can naturally relieve stress.
Life is just simpler when you know when your period will begin.
If you are one of the many women who have irregular menstruation, you may have pondered what would be causing it to be so irregular.
An irregular cycle may be caused by a number of factors, including hormonal imbalance or PCOS. However, stress may also play a significant role in determining whether or not we have a regular cycle.
Cortisol excess may have an effect on the region of the brain (the pituitary gland) responsible for hormone production and release, as well as our adrenals.
In women, this may manifest as decreased sex hormones, irregular menstrual cycles, or complete absence of menstruation.
It is possible that reducing stress can assist in relieving stress on the pituitary and adrenal glands.
Hormones seem to be in charge of everything for women.
Our sex hormones regulate every aspect of our lives, from our sexual desire to our mental condition to our ability to procreate.
Cortisol, our stress hormone, may upset our hormonal balance, leaving us feeling exhausted, bloated, irritable, more emotional than usual, nervous, and sad, and even impairing our ability to lose or gain weight.
That also sounds like premenstrual syndrome to you, correct?
This is due to the fact that increased cortisol depletes our sex hormones. Progesterone is the primary hormone.
Progesterone is the hormone that aids in conception.
Our luteal phase, just after ovulation, contains the greatest quantities of progesterone. This is the time when progesterone assists the body in preparing for pregnancy.
When progesterone levels are low (as a result of elevated cortisol), the body is unable to maintain pregnancy.
Thus, it attempts to flush the uterine lining as quickly as possible, resulting in painful and perhaps heavy menstruation.
By lowering cortisol levels and alleviating some of these PMS symptoms, minimizing stress in our life may help balance our female sex hormones.
Getting a good night’s sleep may have a significant impact on how you feel the following day.
According to studies, individuals who are constantly stressed out do not sleep well at night.
Insomnia is a sleep disorder that makes it difficult to get asleep, remain asleep, or sleep well. This disorder is often brought on by stress.
Anxiety disorders may also contribute to sleeplessness.
Even if you do not experience insomnia, chronic stress might cause some of the insomnia symptoms.
Sleeping poorly at night may leave us irritated, weary, and exhausted for the remainder of the day.
Reducing some of the tensions in our life may help alleviate insomnia and allow us to finally sleep.