Arun Villivalam, MD
Family Practice located in Campbell, CA, Los Gatos, CA
Lifestyle/Stress Management And Exercise
We all lead such busy lives and more and more people are reporting feeling increased stress levels every day. Dr. Villivalam can help patients from the San Francisco Bay area manage their stress levels from his comfortable office in Los Gatos, CA.
Lifestyle/Stress Management Q&A
What is Stress?
Stress is the body’s reaction to the mind’s response to any given situation. When a person is presented with an uncomfortable situation, the body releases chemicals stimulating a fight or flight response. When experiencing stress, the body has elevated vital signs, and priority is given to all of the physical functions that will enable a body to fight or flee. However, in modern society, these responses can be constantly on alert due to near constant stimulation. People experience these symptoms any time they come across something frustrating or unexpected.
What Are the Risks of Living with Elevated Stress Levels?
Living with elevated levels of stress causes unnecessary wear and tear on the body. There are links between high stress lifestyles and poor health including:
- Hay fever
- Peptic ulcers
- Heart attacks
- Skin disorders
- High blood pressure
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Menstrual difficulties
- Overactive thyroid gland
What Can I Do to Manage My Stress Levels?
As with all conditions, maintaining a healthy lifestyle can also help to manage stress. Eat a balanced diet, do regular exercise, see your doctor for regular check ups. It is important to keep a realistic and positive attitude. Exercise time management techniques. Make sure you have sufficient time for yourself for leisure and rest, including getting sufficient sleep at night. If you still struggle with managing stress and feel that it is having a detrimental effect on your life, talk to your doctor about your concerns. There may be other issues causing your emotional and mental discomfort.
Major Insurance Providers Accepted
We accept only PPO insurance plans. Below is a short-list of just some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed below.
15195 National Avenue, Suite 205
Los Gatos, CA 95032