Vitiligo and stress
The effect of stress on vitiligo
I believe you will agree with us that we live in a time of stress. We consider it a part of our lives and we encounter stressful situations on a daily basis.
Stress is a completely natural reaction of the body to danger of any kind. What matters is how we perceive stress, how we can work with it and resist it!
From a professional point of view, we can divide stress into several categories based on the most common symptoms and duration:
• sudden or acute stress - characterized by short duration and sudden onset. This type of stress is beneficial and can have positive effects on the human body, thanks to which we increase performance.
• chronic or long-term stress - it is very dangerous as it lasts for a long time and can damage our health and reduce the feeling of happiness in our lives.
Among the most basic symptoms of stress that we can feel in the long run are:
• weight loss or gain
• sleep disorders
• feelings of isolation
• mood swings
• memory fluctuations
• feeling weak and exhausted
• avoiding family and friends
• decreased libido
It is important to realize that you do not automatically have to suffer from emotional stress if its symptoms occur only rarely or for a short time. This can be a completely different problem and therefore you need to see a doctor.
Causes of stress
The causes that cause symptoms of stress are called stressors. Stressors are certain negative circumstances that affect our body's response to stress. Stressors themselves can be the triggers of different types of stress, in other words, the individual causes can complement or overlap.
The most common stressors or causes of stress include the following:
• psychological pressure at work
• workload or tests
• various health problems
• privacy issues
• poor financial situation
• A huge change in life
• pessimism - negative mindset
• unrealistic expectations
• inability to accept uncertainty
This list is just a fraction of the stressors that can trigger your body's long-term response to such circumstances in the form of stress.
What impact does stress have on our health?
As we mentioned, long-term stress has a negative impact on our health.
It can take the form of:
• intestinal and digestive problems
Development of gastrointestinal disorders and cancer. Patients who had any stress were found to be at increased risk of developing dyspepsia, irritable bowel syndrome or even stomach ulcers.
• immune problems
Stress can be a killer of the proper functioning of your immune system.
• skin problems
If you are under long-term stress, skin problems can occur - rashes.
• oxidative stress
We will discuss this section in more detail, as it is closely related to the cause of vitiligo.
Oxidative stress means, in layman's terms, that you are starting to age from within. Because of oxidative stress, free radicals attack your DNA cells, which can trigger the aforementioned problems with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or other mental illnesses.
Although free radicals occur naturally in the body, some factors increase their incidence. These include a polluted environment, alcohol, smoking and fried foods. That's why some people age faster.
In the fight against oxidative stress, we can recommend the VITISTOP nutritional supplement. The tablets contain the natural ingredient Extramel® for relieving stress, which provides mental and physical well-being.
Vitistop is a dietary supplement against oxidative stress.
Antioxidants can play an important role in neutralizing oxidative stress and diseases caused by free oxygen radicals - including vitiligo.
They contain all the key vitamins and minerals to such an extent that no other nutritional supplements need to be taken.
They contain the patented component EXTRAMEL®, it is a superoxide dismutase, which is also contained in the well-known Vitix gel or Vitiskin and which has the greatest credit for the creation of a new pigment.
The body protects against free radicals with antioxidants. If there is an imbalance between the antioxidant capacity of the cell and the amount of free radicals, oxidative stress occurs.
Oxidative stress significantly affects the vitality and immune system of our body, the rate of cell aging, which ultimately affects the quality of our health and therefore life. Oxidative stress is the cause of many diseases: cardiovascular diseases, male and female infertility syndromes, hearing loss, chronic inflammatory diseases (such as bowel disease), cognitive impairment due to brain aging, joint diseases associated with pain and inflammation, skin pathologies such as vitiligo, psoriasis and others.
It is important to realize that free radicals and oxidative stress cannot be completely avoided. However, there are things you can do to minimize the effects of oxidative stress on your body.
The main thing you can do is increase the level of antioxidants and reduce the formation of free radicals.
Antioxidants can be divided into natural (naturally occurring or naturally occurring in a given food) and synthetic (created without the relevant relevant occurrence in nature).
Among the currently strongest and most well-known antioxidants is chlorella, which we also wrote about in our blog.
Chlorella is 100% BIO product to support the detoxification and proper functioning of the immune system. This powerful antioxidant helps significantly to remove and neutralize toxic substances from our body. Ensuring a clean circulation with a number of red blood cells that carry oxygen is essential to support a strong immune system.
It is a 100% organic product, gluten-free, lactose-free, pesticide-free, herbicide-free and GMO-free. People without health problems feel better after taking Chlorella Japan and have felt many other benefits after taking Chlorella Japan for a long time.
• sleep disorders
Stress can also be responsible for insomnia, which in turn translates into other possible physical or mental problems.
As a result of stress, you run the risk of overeating to calm your nerves.
Like depressive states, emotional stress can lead to the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
• decreased physical activity
If you are stressed, it can result in your dislike of any physical activity. It should be just the opposite, so try to do as much physical activity as possible.
Tips for managing emotional stress
• performance of physical activities - treat yourself to regular running or other forms of physical activity, as it will guarantee you a reduction in stress and tension,
• relaxation activities - do not forget about relaxation activities such as yoga, taj chi or Wima Hof method, which is very popular,
• adequate and quality sleep - its lack can only lead to a deterioration of your mental state,
• limit foods that affect stress - foods that contain a lot of sugar, gluten or dairy products can be counterproductive in the long run and limit resp. completely excluded for a period of time may contribute to the improvement of autoimmune diseases. Focus mainly on quality food.
• nutritional supplements and vitamins - support your diet with nutritional supplements and vitamins.
• meditation - helps to achieve overall body harmony and reduce tension and stress
• Write down your circumstances that stress you the most - according to the study, writing down and replaying such situations in your head can reduce feelings of anxiety or depression after a few months.
• Take steps to manage stress - deep breathing, yoga, meditation, hardening or other ways that you should regularly implement into your life and make a routine out of them.
It is up to you which of the methods or tips to manage stress you choose. It is important to get your body and mind mentally well so that you feel good. If you are not able to manage stress for a long time, it is not a shame to ask a psychologist for professional help. Sometimes it helps us when someone listens to you and guides you on the right way to handle your current problems.
We keep our fingers crossed for you to manage daily stress and treat vitiligo.
If you have any questions, please contact us.