How Stress Affects Your Immune System and How Chiropractic Can Help
Life is full of challenges and all of us experience stress at times. If you lead a highly stressful life, your body is suffering internally in ways that you may be unaware of. Stress negatively affects your immune system, leading to various mental and physical health complications.
However, there’s good news. You can opt for chiropractic care to help combat your stress and rebuild your body’s natural immunity.
How Does Stress Impact Your Immune System?
Your immune system protects your body against bacteria, viruses, and anything that may be harmful to you. B cells and T cells are the main white blood cells that help produce antibodies and destroy infected cells.
When you’re stressed out, your body produces corticosteroids. This hormone reduces the number of B and T cells in the bloodstream. With fewer cells fighting to keep your body safe, your immune system’s efficacy decreases, and you become more susceptible to infections and other diseases.
Stress can also impact your immunity indirectly. Many people turn to unhealthy habits such as eating foods high in sugar or drinking alcohol to help them cope with stress. High levels of sugarand alcohol consumption can further inhibit your immune system.
What Illnesses Can Be Caused by Stress?
Facing constant stress makes you more susceptible to certain diseases, including:
If you are experiencing symptoms of any of the above illnesses, you should speak with a medical professional at De Groot Chiropractics. Our medical team will give you an assessment and start working on a treatment plan to get your body back to good health.
How Can Chiropractic Care Boost my Immune System?
Chiropractic care provides a lot more than just relief from back pain. When you opt for proper chiropractic treatments, you improve your spinal health and support your nervous system. This makes it easier for your body to communicate and can even boost your body’s natural immunity by up to 200%.
Dr. Kenneth E. de Groot, DC. DABCO, DABDA will conduct a variety of chiropractic techniques such as spinal adjustments, massage therapy, and structural integration. These therapies work to relieve your body of stress and ultimately increase your immunity so you can enjoy good health again.
Book an appointment at De Groot Chiropractic Orthopedics today to boost your immune system naturally.