35046 Woodward Ave #L14 Birmingham, MI 48009

This is why the stress of the pandemic is making people sick and tired.

COVID may be causing harm in ways never expected.

I’ve noticed an increase in stress related health issues. Global pandemics, isolation from quarantine, financial problems, bad marriages, work schedules all create a pattern of chronic stress. If left unchecked, this stress leads to health issues like depression, anxiety, hormone imbalances, digestive issues, and more. COVID has only made this problem worse.

The problem is that most people either don’t make the connection between stress and health issues, or they just think it’s normal to feel lousy every day. Stress has a way of flying under the radar unless you’re really paying attention. When I talk to patients I noticed that many were feeling worse than they were before COVID, and had developed new symptoms like sleep issues, digestive problems, fatigue, and mood changes. The problem seems to be affecting women in particular, especially if they are working on top of having to manage kids and household chores. There comes a tipping point where stress starts to break down your health.

No one is really addressing these issues in Birmingham, MI and the surrounding Metro Detroit area. As a solution I started implementing a simple lab test that shows how resilient your body is coping with stress. Many of our patients’ stress hormones were seriously out of balance. While there is no quick fix to make stress magically disappear, we have developed a unique program to help patients combat stress. It’s all about hormonal rhythm.  By helping to restore normal hormonal rhythm, and following some daily stress resilience habits, We noticed that his patients symptoms are improving.

People who feel like stress may be getting the better of them can visit us at The Wellness Doc of Birmingham or schedule a telemedicine visit to learn more about our approach to better health and stress resiliency.