Index to Chiropractic Literature
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ID 24349
  Title A clinical perspective of stress physiology and hormonal health [audio lecture]
Journal DC Tracts. 2015 Winter;27(4):2,3
Peer Review No
Publication Type Audio Lecture

Lecture I Outline
I. Introduction
  A. Overview
  B. Discussion of impact of stress on various systems
 C. Importance of understanding this elegant stress mechanism
II. Defining stress
  A. Types of stress
    1. physical
    2. mental/emotional
    3. chemical/toxic
  B. Working definition
  C. Survey of common stressors in society
  D. Hans Selye: general adaptation theory and stress
    1. alarm stage
    2. resistance stage
    3. exhaustion stag  
E. Neurochemistry of stress
    1. hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis
      i. hormones involved
III. Cortisol: stress hormone
  A. Manifestation of cortisol in all stages of stress
  B. Estrogen/progesterone balance
  C. Testosterone balance
  D. Symptoms for men and women
  E. Role of DHEA
IV. Conclusion
  A. Healthy lifestyle

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