Psychiatrist and family doctor says stress can take huge toll
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- That sinking feeling in your gut when you read the daily stock market report is the body's real reaction to stress, and that can prove troublesome or even deadly, according to Dr. Michael Kane, a psychiatrist and medical professional dealing with optimal health for middle-aged Americans.
As the economic crisis has worsened, Kane has seen an increase in the number of people coming to his practice in Bloomington, Ind., worried about their health and suffering from performance issues at work -- or even in the bedroom.
"Stress is absolutely pervasive and spreads to all aspects of one's life and health, and we're seeing a lot of that now," Kane said. "The daily dose of bad news, loss of retirement resources and the general fear of losing a job or income has people on edge."
Kane said stress shows up in lifestyle changes and response behaviors like drinking more alcohol and exercising less.
In response to patients listing stress as their chief concern, Kane has launched a new health optimization program that he believes is very affordable for clients. The program is geared toward middle-aged men and women who are seeking the benefits of a better quality of life, reduced mental and physical stress and enhanced performance at work and play.
Kane's methodology starts with a total assessment of an individual's health and includes more than a routine examination.
"Getting an annual physical is a good move for anyone," he said. "But in my practice, we go well beyond the basics by emphasizing the integration of physical health and mental well-being using evidence-based solutions."
"People want to take control of their lives through weight and mood management, and as a bariatric physician and psychiatrist, I can deal with those concu
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