Stress Management

Alpha Health & Wellness, DPC

Leslie Ware, PA-C

Direct Primary Care located in Charlotte, NC

You may not be able to stop the bills from coming every month or control the demands of your job and family, but you can manage the stress these things cause. Leslie Ware, PA-C, and her team at Alpha Health & Wellness, DPC, in Charlotte, North Carolina, focus on helping you take charge of your health through lifestyle changes and offer help with stress management when you join the medical membership program. Call today or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.

Stress Management Q & A

What is stress?

Stress is often defined as a mental or emotional strain or tension that results from adverse or demanding situations. Stress may be divided into three categories:

Acute stress

Often referred to as the fight-or-flight response, acute stress causes your body to release a cascade of hormones to protect you from injury. The metabolic changes caused by acute stress may last up to 90 minutes.

Chronic stress

Chronic stress includes all the issues you face from your job, family, or life demands. You may have a tendency to ignore or push chronic stress aside, but this type of stress can affect your overall health.


Not all stress is bad. Eustress refers to the positive stress you feel on your wedding day, graduation, or getting a promotion.

While not all stress is bad, you may tend to pay more attention to the negative stress than the positive.

Is stress bad for my health?

High levels of chronic stress can wreak havoc on both your physical and emotional health. Common health issues related to stress include:

  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Chest pain
  • Stomach upset
  • Sleeplessness
  • Muscle pain and tension


Stress can also lead to emotional and mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression. It can also affect behavior and make you quick to anger or cause you to withdraw from your circle of friends. You may also turn to unhealthy solutions --  such as alcohol, food, or drugs -- to manage your stress, and this can affect your physical health.

What is stress management?

Stress management at Alpha Health & Wellness, DPC, focuses on helping you make lifestyle changes to optimize your overall health and prevent or reverse chronic health conditions. When you join the medical membership program, you can expect to get an individualized plan, regular support, and ongoing feedback to help you learn how to manage your stress.

Your stress management plan may include a healthy diet and exercise plan, as well as personalized techniques to help you better manage the situations you find stressful.

Alpha Health & Wellness, DPC, can also help you make changes at home or at work to reduce stress levels and improve quality of life.

For stress management with minimal to no medications, call Alpha Health & Wellness, DPC, or book an appointment using the online booking tool.

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