Manage the Stress in Your Life Chapa-De Indian Health Auburn Grass Valley | Medical Clinic

Manage the Stress in Your Life

Manage the Stress in Your Life

Chapa-De Indian Health Auburn Grass Valley | Medical Clinic

Everyone has experienced stress at some point in their life. Whether it be mild or severe, stress is often a part of daily life for most people. Maybe you’re stressed about work, or your family, or what you’re going to eat for dinner. Stress is different for everyone. But stress is important to pay attention to because when we get too stressed, it can become hard to function normally. Today is National Stress Awareness Day, so we are taking the time to share some tips on stress and stress management.

What is stress?

Stress is what our body experiences when it has to adjust or respond to a change. Everyone deals with stress every day. Stress can come from environmental, physical or mental changes, and your body can react with physical, mental or emotional responses.

Effects of stress on health

You may be wondering why we experience stress at all, but stress is important because it can keep us motivated, alert us to danger and keep us alert. For example, if you were not stressed about making a good living, you may not work as hard at your job. Or, if you weren’t stressed about driving safely with your kids in the car, you may not pay as much attention to the road.

It is important to understand the impacts stress can have on our health so that you can better manage your stress. Because stress affects everyone differently, there is no complete list of the effects stress can have on you. However, these are a few of the most common effects.

  • Physical effects
    • Upset stomach
    • High blood pressure
    • Chest pain
    • Sexual dysfunction
  • Mental effects
    • Panic attacks
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Worry

Click HERE to read more about how stress can affect your physical and mental health.

How do I know if I’m too stressed?

The warning signs for stress can look different for everyone. Some of the most common ones are:

  • Aches and pains
  • Grinding teeth or clenching your jaw
  • Frequent headaches
  • Indigestion or acid reflux
  • Muscle tension
  • Increasing or decreasing appetite
  • Bad sleeping and exhaustion
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Click HERE to read more about the warning signs of stress.

How do I manage stress?

If you recognize that you are stressed, there are many coping tactics you can use to prevent negative effects of that stress on your health. Some of these tactics are:

  • Keeping a positive attitude
  • Using relaxation techniques like yoga or meditation
  • Exercising regularly
  • Eating healthy
  • Managing your time well
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Seeking social and professional support
  • Click HERE for more stress management tips.

How Chapa-De can help

When you are experiencing any form of stress, it can be helpful to seek professional help to help prevent worse stress or treat the stress you are experiencing. Chapa-De has several licensed psychiatrists and therapists who can help you address your stress.

To schedule an appointment, please call our Auburn location at (530) 887-2800 or our Grass Valley location at (530) 477-8545 or visit us online at


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