Stress And Memory in Orlando FL

Stress And Memory in Orlando FL

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The function of memory in Orlando FL and the conversion of short-term memories to long-term memories are dependent on the hippocampus. "Various studies have shown that stress can cause functional and structural changes in the hippocampus section of the brain" (McEwen, 1999[72]).

What Research Says In Orlando FL

Research shows that stress definitely has the capability to disrupt memory function, especially when the stress is chronic!

"If the intensity (and duration) of stress passes beyond a predetermined threshold (which is different in each individual), it causes cognitive disorders, especially in memory and judgment. The disruption to memory and judgment is due to the effects of stress on the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex" (Sandi, 2013[95]).

How Can Addressing The Nervous System Help?

Stress and anxiety lives in a sympathetic, fight-or-flight state. The body needs to be able to go into a fight-or-flight state to survive, but it's not designed to stay there for long periods of time. When the body is "stuck" in this state, it can lead to so many negative health effects, such as poor memory and/or brain fog, decreased mental state, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, etc.

In order to have proper emotional and physical responses like optimal energy and alertness, restorative sleep, regular digestion, and increased immune system function, the body has to be in a parasympathetic (rest and digest) dominant state. A calmer nervous system that is in a parasympathetic state, assists in decreasing anxiety, which can lead to better memory, increased mental state, more clear and positive thoughts, and a healthier body overall.

Chiropractic care and network spinal works directly with the nervous system. It assists the body in moving from a sympathetic (fight-or-flight) state to a parasympathetic state (rest and digest).

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