Your thoughts, feelings and emotions play a more significant role in how you feel than you might think.
How are you? No, how are you really? If you’re so used to just saying you're fine even when you’re not, you may not take much time to consider whether you are actually fine. A lot has happened in the last few years, and our Brandon, FL, primary care physicians Drs. Joel and Elizabeth Biggers want individuals to start prioritizing their mental health care just as much as their physical health.
Here are just some of the ways your mental health may be impacting your overall health and wellbeing without even knowing it,
If you find yourself dealing with cramping, nausea, diarrhea, constipation or general stomach problems, this could signify depression or anxiety. That’s because everything starts with the gut. If your gut is off, chances are good that your general, mental and emotional health will also be off. Don’t worry; that’s where we can provide the integrative care you’re looking for. If you are dealing with digestive problems that persist, it may be time to turn to our Brandon, FL, to rule out certain mental health problems that could be impacting your health.
Lack of Energy
Do you feel like you lack any get-up and go? Do you feel exhausted all of the time? Do you often reach for a second, third or even fourth cup of coffee? Do you struggle to feel energized during the day but “wired but tired” at night? If so, these energy problems could be due to stress, anxiety or a host of mental health problems that warrant a further look. You may be surprised to discover what’s zapping your energy.
Chronic Health Problems
Have you been diagnosed with chronic illnesses lately that seem to be coming out of the blue? Unfortunately, many mental health conditions are linked to chronic disorders such as heart disease, respiratory diseases and arthritis. Those with chronic health problems are also more likely to deal with depression and anxiety due to living with these conditions. If you are living with a chronic health problem, know that you aren’t alone. We are here to help.
Did you know that our Brandon, FL, team provides an integrative medicine approach to health care? That means that we take your mental and physical, emotional and even spiritual health into account when providing you with tailored treatments and recommendations for enhancing and improving your mental wellbeing. To schedule an appointment with the Biggers Family Medicine team, call (813) 655-4646 today.