Sick or Stress?
From the desk of Dr. Jacqueline S. Rho, ND… Are you sick or is it just stress?
Almost everyone lives a stressful life. Whether you are a college student working a part-time job, a mother of two kids working a full-time job, or a CEO of a big corporation - we are all stressed. How does stress impact our health? Here's the short list:
- High blood pressure
- Chest Pain
- Changes in Weight
- Stomach Ulcers
- Blood Sugar Imbalances
- Muscle Tension
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Menstrual Irregularities
Should I go on?
This list can go on and on and on. Why? Chronic stress leads to adrenal fatigue, especially if one does not have good lifestyle habits. The adrenal glands are essential in helping the body adapt to stress, producing the main stress hormone, Cortisol. When the adrenal glands get burnt out, the body not only has trouble adapting to stress, but also trouble with maintaining balance biochemically. Cortisol levels influence all other hormones: estrogen, progesterone, DHEA, thyroid hormones, insulin, melatonin, etc. Adrenal fatigue can present in different stages and with numerous symptoms. When proper treatment is provided to support the adrenal glands, those symptoms go away. Do you or someone you know have multiple symptoms, including low energy or weight gain, and have been told by doctors that you are not sick and nothing is wrong? It may be the adrenal glands and that stress is making you sick.
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Jacqueline Rho, ND Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Jacqueline S. Rho is a naturopathic doctor, specializing in preventative and family care medicine. She treats her patients as a whole, addressing the root cause of illness, rather than just the symptoms. She has devoted her education to advancing her knowledge in Naturopathic, Homeopathic, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She received her Bachelor of Science at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA, having a focus in biochemistry and inorganic chemistry. She then researched neuronal development at Harvard Medical School before receiving her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ. She is an active member of the New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors, New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
Dr. Rho has a focus in women’s health, cardiovascular conditions, gastrointestinal disorders, and autoimmune conditions. She treats many other health conditions as she utilizes clinical nutrition, Classical Homeopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and functional medicine in an integrative approach to provide individualized health care. She has helped many with weight loss and detoxification, teaching her patients the lifestyle changes that are needed to improve their health and prevent disease.