Stress, the breeding ground for illnesses and chronic diseases can come at any phase of life but its effects can be more pronounced for people who are already at the brim of deterioration.
Yes, we are talking about the elderly population which though may seem to have the best phase of life, can develop severe stress symptoms or what we call as elderly depression either due to outside influences or their own aging body.
Some common stress factors that might lead to stress in elderly include physical limitation, financial hardship, caring for spouse or grandchildren, the death of the spouse, healthcare costs, etc.
Signs and symptoms of stress in elderly
- Loss of appetite
- Muscle pain
- Lack of concentration
- Mood swings
- Change in eating pattern
Why old people are more vulnerable to stress?
As one ages, the body’s ability to regulate the production of stress hormones reduces. This results in an excessive production of cortisol and adrenaline hormones to the point that it can even cause diseases like Alzheimer.
As per recent research, elderly women are more vulnerable to an increased level of cortisol (the stress hormone) levels which can be three times more than that of men.
If not regulated timely, it can affect hippocampus (a small organ located in the brain and is responsible for memory) causing a reduced ability to store and retrieve information.
Conventional treatments may seem as the ultimate option but a continued exposure to high dose pharma can further aggravate old age stress symptoms.
So, what kind of healing treatment do they need?
They require a treatment that personalize remedies suiting their own individual requirements.
A treatment that not only heals their symptoms on a physical level but also help with mental and emotional well-being.
Natural healing treatments like naturopathy, acupuncture, yoga, homeopathy, etc are extremely effective for the aforesaid concern.
Homeopathic stress relief, for instance, can raise their inner immunity itself while providing the symptomatic relief. On the contrary, conventional treatments create addiction.
Continuous exposure to western medicines for reducing stress in time may lead to adverse effects not only on the aging body but on the mind as well. Further, this may hamper their reasoning and thinking powers leaving them more frustrated and distressed.
Homeopathic remedies for stress provides a peaceful healthy body environment where the process for effective complete healing takes place while keeping the aging mental and emotional health on the track.
Tips to reduce stress in elderly
- Staying close to family and friends
- Having a positive outlook towards life
- Feeling good about themselves
- Having a purpose in life
- Increasing social interactions
- Doing breathing or relaxation exercises
- Active social presence via volunteering, social activities, etc
- Appreciating one’s past strengths and achievements
- Seeking professional guidance when necessary
- Helping people of same age
The top homeopathic remedies for anxiety and stress which are suitable for elders include Alumina, Ambra grisea, Phosphoric acid, Lycopodium, Natrum Sulphuricum and Rhus Tox. The medicines can be taken upon consultation with a well trained homeopath.
If you still have any doubts or queries drop me a message at info@RChomeopathy.com.au and I will get back to you soon.