Stress & Allergy

Types and Causes

Stress can occur due to many factors. Stress is broadly classified into four categories:

Panic disorders

A stress related disorder that leads to panic attacks and includes periods of intense fear and anxiety, such as fear of dying.

Specific phobias

These are related to stress that occurs due to certain objects or conditions. They range from fear of spiders to fear of heights.

Social phobias

This is when everyday social interactions cause unnecessary and unwanted fear, irrational anxiety and sometimes embarrassment.

Generalized anxiety disorder [GAD]

A kind of stress that is characterized by a constant feeling of trouble and worry over personal matters.

Obsessive compulsive disorders [OCD]

This kind of stress is for people who need to feel like every detail, even the smallest things, must always be under their control.

Acute Stress disorder

A form of stress that comes about immediately as a response to a terrifying or traumatic incident.

Adjustment disorder

This stress is an abnormal reaction to a new or extraordinary situation that the stressor has to deal with.

Post-traumatic stress disorder [PTSD]

Similar to acute stress disorder, this form of stress happens much later after a traumatic experience and lasts a long time.

Allergies can be broadly classified into three categories:

Skin Allergies

These are allergic reactions such as rashes, bumps, pores and itchy sores that appear on your skin when your body comes into contact with harmful substances.

Respiratory allergies

These are the kinds of allergic reactions that occur as a result of poor respiratory immunity to foreign bodies that enter your respiratory system.

Food allergies

A form of allergy that happens when you consume something that badly affects your body.

Treatment: The Ayurvedic Approach

Ayurveda offers a number of remedies to help manage stress and allergic reactions, and mitigate their effects on the body. The ancient practice doesn’t merely address the problem; it prescribes a holistic approach that combines diet, lifestyle changes, exercise with natural remedies to handle these problems

Brahmi

Brahmi is known to help reduce the level of cortisol, the stress hormone by counteracting its effects. It revitalizes your nervous system and gives your body much needed antioxidants to boost your immunity.

Bhringaraj

When Bhringraj is consumed as a tea, it helps increase your blood circulation. This helps the body better fight allergic symptoms. It also has a calming effect on the mind.

Ashwagandha

It helps your body adapt to stressful situations. Ashwagandha boosts energy, stamina and endurance. It contains powerful antioxidants that help boost your immunity against allergies.

Chyawanprash

It is rich in antioxidants and greatly boosts your immunity. Furthermore, Chyawanprash is proven to help your body adapt to stress and regulate it.

Guduchi

Guduchi boosts the immune system and purifies the blood, liver and kidneys.

Triphala

A combination of Amla, Bibhitaki and Haritaki, Triphala is a rich source of antioxidants, vitamin C, flavonoids, polyphenols, tannins and saponins which fight oxidative stress.

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