Rancho Family Medical Group

Summer 2019

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When faced with chronic stress and an over-activate auto- nomic nervous system, people begin to see a negative impact on their health. The first symptoms are relatively mild, like chronic headaches and increased susceptibility to colds. With more exposure to chronic stress, however, more serious health problems may develop. These stress-influenced conditions include, but are not limited to: to: • depression • diabetes • hair loss • heart disease • hyperthyroidism • obesity • obsessive-compulsive or anxiety disorder • sexual dysfunction • tooth and gum disease • ulcers The e The effects of stress impact us emotionally as well, which is a truth both obvious and often ignored. While some stress may produce feelings of mild anxiety or frustration, prolonged stress can lead to burnout, anxiety disorders, and depression. Bonsai Bonsai's are my special stress reduction activity. I find that searching for raw material for bonsai is relaxing and rewarding. When I shape, trim and wire that raw material into a pre- bonsai tree, I noticed my stress leave my body. I am an enthusiast at this point, getting better every day, learning as much as I can. I have found a stress reliever that can be done for many years to come. I found my stress reliever and I highly recommend you I found my stress reliever and I highly recommend you finding yours, your health depends on it. Happy hunting! Stress, Hypertension and diabetes are all equal risk factors for poor health. Dr. Gutierrez sees patients in our Menifee office. Vistit page 4 for more information. 7 STRESS RELIEF ROLANDO GUTIERREZ, MD

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