Dr Oz: Three Stress Warning Signs
Are you stressed out and don’t even know it? Dr Oz tackled topics of Thinning Hair, Upset Stomach, and Skin Redness from Stress.
Tracy is a typical woman who is juggling a lot of challenges and responsibilities, from kids and chores to work and bills. But how does all that stress take its toll on our bodies? Dr Oz asked his audience to bring in clumps of their hair that they found in the bathroom drain. Gross!
Dr Oz: Thinning Hair Cause
One woman showed off her collected hair in a plastic bag and said she is worried about continuing hair loss. Another woman said that she thinks too much of her hair is falling out, because she usually has a lot of hair in her drain.
Thinning Hair or Hair Loss is one of three major body signs that your body is trying to get your attention so you can address your stress levels. Tracy said she started noticing a lot of hair loss in the past year, due to various life changes.
Dr Oz: Chronic Stress Hair Loss
Dr Oz said that Chronic Stress can disrupt the body and one of the side effects is losing your hair. But how much is too much? You could lose 100-125 hairs a day under normal conditions. But more significant hair loss could be a health warning.
The good news is that stress-related hair thinning is reversible. However, clumps or patches of hair coming out can be a hormone problem or other medical condition, so be sure to ask your doctor about that.
Dr Oz: Stomach Stress Hormones
What danger sign could surprise you? If you have a stomachache, did you know that may be a sign of stress? Stomach troubles can crop up anywhere, and one woman’s husband turned her in by sending a video to Dr Oz’s team showing how much she relies on antacids.
Pam said that she takes antacids three to four times per day, which Dr Oz said could be a serious concern. The stomach can be one of the first places the body alerts us to stress. Surging brain hormones can change how the stomach and small intestine work, paralyzing them and slowing their processes, while putting more pressure on your colon.
This brave viewer admitted that she often has diarrhea and stomach cramps. She said that her husband’s new business venture and her son’s football debut have taken a toll on her stress level. Dr Oz said that finding strategies to cope with stress can help you manage your symptoms better.
Dr Oz: Stress Causes Skin Redness & Rashes
Do you have redness or rashes on your body? Bree sent a photo to the show, and she wanted to know from Dr Oz why she keeps getting breakouts on her chin. She never had acne growing up, but now she is in her mid-30s and things are changing.
When she left the corporate world to start her own business, while parenting young children, she started experiencing these skin changes. Work, relationships, finances, and family can all cause stress that leads to inflammation.
A breakout on the skin can be inflammation pushing its way to the skin’s surface. Dr Oz’s solution for this is to moisturize. It may seem counterintuitive, but Dr Oz said it should work.