Overwhelmed? Stressed? Tired? Pressured? If any of these words describes you, you might be victim of what one doctor says is an epidemic, hurried woman syndrome.
Dr. Brent Bost says women should be concerned if they're chronically suffering from four major symptoms: fatigue, weight gain, low sex drive and moodiness.
Dr. Bost says stress specifically causes brain chemistry changes very similar to depression, just not as severe.
Dr. Russell Greenfield says stress not only causes women to reach for comfort food, but also changes the way that fats are metabolized in our body so that they are not taken care of as effectively.
So how do you beat the syndrome?
Dr. Bost says it's critical to simplify, prioritize and get your life in order. Organize it so you can run your schedule, not have your schedule run you.
If you'd like to know more about hurried woman syndrome, log onto www.hurriedwoman.com. You can even take a quiz to find out if this is you.
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