By Steven Horne, RH (AHG) & Kimberly Balas, ND

See also Anxiety Disorders

Stress is a physical, chemical or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension and is a contributing factor to disease.

General Conditions Caused or Aggravated by Stress
Cancer - Infections and Lowered Immune Response - Depression - Digestive problems - Sexual Malfunctions - Exhaustion - High Blood Pressure - Metabolic Problems - Heart Disease - Depletion of Vitamins Especially B Complex and Vitamin C.

Nerve Conditions Caused or Aggravated by Stress
OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) - Parkinson's - Insomnia - Body Dysmorphia (a type of mental illness) - Panic Disorders - Not Dreaming - Self Cutting/Injury - MS - Nightmares - Anxiety - ADD - Trichotillomania (hair pulling)

The following can help improve a person's ability to cope with stress in their lives. Also check out the discussion of Stress Management.

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Therapies: Aromatherapy, Avoid Caffeine, Hydration and Stress Management

Herbs: Blue Vervain, Chamomile, Eleuthero, Gotu Kola, Kava Kava, Korean Ginseng, Licorice Root, Maca, Passion Flower, Valerian Root and Wild American Ginseng

Herbal Formulas: AdaptaMax, Herbal Sleep, Kudzu/St. John's Wort, Liver Balance, Nerve Control, Nerve Eight, Nervous Fatigue Formula, Stress Relief and Stress-J.

Nutrients: Magnesium, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid and pregnenolone

Nutritional Supplements: Nutri-Calm and Vitamin B-Complex

Nutraceuticals: 5-HTP Power, Adrenal Support, AnxiousLess, Nature's Cortisol Formula and Solstic Revive

Essential Oils: Bergamot, Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Sandalwood, Tei Fu and Ylang Ylang

Topicals: Massage Oil