Chronic Stress and Anxiety

Clinically speaking, stress is a survival skill. Our brains use it to signal fear as our bodies prep for aggression. Feeling stressed under pressure is normal, but day after day is not healthy.

The prestige-driven market, with its high-pressure lifestyles and demanding careers, often finds itself grappling with these issues. Whether it’s the stress of managing multiple responsibilities or the anxiety stemming from the pursuit of perfection, these challenges can significantly impact overall well-being.

Chronic stress has become an epidemic and is the most common complaint reported by primary care physicians. The way your body experiences stress is much more complicated than most people realize. 

When the brain perceives stress, it signals the adrenals to make cortisol and the neurotransmitters: norepinephrine and epinephrine (adrenaline).

 [+] Does your mind race at night even though you feel emotionally and physically exhausted? 
 [+] Do small hiccups in your day set you off uncontrollably?
 [+] Does your heart pound or your brain swell with feelings of anxiety?
 [+] Do you get colds more frequently and feel like every day is a struggle to “get through” the day?
 [+] Does every small symptom come as a sign that something bad is about to happen??
 [+] Do you suffer from panic attacks or drop into periods of mental depression?

Chronic stress, anxiety and fear can be crippling, triggering the fight versus flight versus freeze response in a moment’s notice. Heart rate, profuse sweating, the tendency to perseverate with worry, poor digestive health, inability to relax, and so on, are common downstream effects. 

The long term consequences include exhaustion, sleeplessness, stress eating, body aches and muscle pain, poor libido, mood changes, panic, and so forth.

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The Gut-Brain Connection

The stress response is a complex system that involves the brain, nervous system, and the adrenal glands, called the gut-brain axis. When the brain perceives stress, it doesn’t make time to determine whether this stress is imagined or real. Instead, it signals the release of cortisol and neurotransmitters like adrenaline. 

Cortisol is corrosive, eroding the protective lining in your gut making you susceptible to a vicious cycle of gut-brain disturbances, infections and outbursts, sleepless nights, and physical discomforts. Panic attacks send thousands of women and men to the ER only to be told their symptoms are stress-induced.

Our Approach

At Pucci Wellness, we understand anxiety. Our “Body-First” approach goes beyond talk therapy or anxiety meds to explore how to nurture balance between the gut-brain-hormone systems of the body; we delve deep into the what can be done going forward to provide body confidence and lessen the impact of stress.

Advanced lab testing together with 1-on-1 private consultations, called clinical power hours, are thoughtful and strategic as we aim to address both the physical and emotional aspects of stress and anxiety.

Once predisposed to the chronic stress cycle, functional medicine acknowledges that stress & anxiety don’t just magically go away. But, by looking at how to recognize and treat chronic physiological stressors – systemic imbalances like gut and hormones, and triggering events, we can carve a path forward.

How We Can Help

When it comes to chronic stress & anxiety, it’s important to work with someone who follows a truly holistic and inclusive approach while providing calm focused attention to your brain.

How We Can Help:

  • Advanced Testing: We utilize cutting-edge diagnostics to uncover underlying imbalances and physiological markers associated with stress and anxiety.
  • Personalized Consultations: Dr. Douglas J. Pucci meets with you 1-on-1 to work through your unique challenges, providing action steps and tailor solutions accordingly.
  • Targeted Interventions: From lifestyle modifications and nutritional support to stress management techniques and holistic therapies, we provide a holistic approach to managing stress and anxiety.

The Benefits:

  • Improved Well-being: By getting a handle on chronic stressors and having ownership over their body + brain crosstalk, our clients feel empowered to manage their fears.
  • Enhanced Resilience: Our personalized approach equips individuals with the tools and strategies needed to build resilience and cope effectively with life’s challenges without resorting to self-medicating or pharmaceuticals.
  • Lasting Solutions: Rather than offering quick fixes, we focus on sustainable solutions and systems in place that promote long-term health and vitality.

Get Started:

Ready to reclaim your peace of mind and stop chronic stress and anxiety from undermining your progress? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Pucci and Team Pucci Wellness today to take the first step towards lasting well-being.

Douglas J. Pucci, Founder, Pucci Wellness. High-Level Functional Medicine located in Oradell, NJ, using Cutting-Edge Wellness Technology & the Telehealth Advantage. At Pucci Wellness, we are dedicated to elevating your healthcare experience to a level of prestige. Find out how by scheduling your first step success call today.

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