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Burnout & Stress

Stress is something the body has to fight against.

Stress always needs energy.

Positive stress just means no emotional stress.

Chronic stress damages the immune system and accelerates the aging process.

There are different definitions of stress:

- Any form of stress that forces the organism to adapt.
- Stress is the challenge for the body to adapt to environmental changes.
- Energy becomes necessary to return from allostasis (physiological imbalance) to homeostasis (physiological balance).
- The stress signal is transmitted via various cascades (neurotransmitters, stress hormones, heart rate, blood pressure, etc.)

Causes of stress:

- Overstimulation (media, communication)
- Social overload (job, environment, family)
- Leisure stress (extreme sports, travel stress)
- Toxin exposure (nicotine, medication, caffeine, exhaust gases, additives)

Gastrointestinal disorders are common side effects of stress and anxiety situations. Chronic stress destroys the intestinal flora. Stress extinguishes the digestive fire, makes you cold and sterile.

The permanent activation of the nervous system as a result of permanent stress leads to “vegetative fatigue” (vegetative nervous system - autonomous nervous system) and consequently to profound exhaustion or burnout.

The Freudenberger and North burnout cycle describes 12 phases of a burnout disease:

Stage 1 - the compulsion to prove yourself
Stage 2 - increased use
Stage 3 - Subtle neglect of your own needs
Stage 4 - Suppressing conflicts and needs
Stage 5 - reinterpretation of values
Stage 6 - Increased denial of problems
Stage 7 - withdrawal
Stage 8 - observable behavior change
Stage 9 - loss of sense of personality
Stage 10 - Inner Void
Stage 11 - depression
Stage 12 - total burnout - exhaustion

Burnout - endocrine consequences of permanent load
Loss of strength, drive, performance, motivation, libido, dejection, pessimism, sleep problems, irritability, cognitive deficits.
Stress management strategy

- identify stressors
- Significantly reduce stressors and avoid them if possible
- Learn how to deal with stressors (e.g. relaxation training)
- create a balance for stress (e.g. sporting activity)
- Therapy / coaching

If the cells do not produce enough energy, they cannot deliver enough power. Therefore e.g. Support for microorganisms that nourish the cells. Depending on the severity, it takes 3 - 9 months until the physical depots are replenished.

The "burnout syndrome" is the result of a long-term constant tension.

Burnout is severe physical damage.

Burnout - hospital stay, micronutrients, therapy