By Jehangir Hospital
Most people are not aware that there are two kinds of stress: distress and eustress.
Distress is negative, it affects the mind and the body, as the two are connected, and where the mind goes, the body follows. When the mind is anxious, worried, under pressure or suffering ongoing or past trauma, it leads to physical effects like headaches, poor sleep, insomnia, acidity, IBS or irritable bowel syndrome, hypertension or high blood pressure, palpitations, joint and back pains, breathlessness and fatigue. These conditions are called psychosomatic, which means that the mind is adversely affecting the body, causing illness and increasing the suffering of the mentally stressed person.
Distress has become so much a part of our daily lives that we almost forget how easy it is to let it affect us. The environment, traffic, finance, political situations, family issues, work pressures, marital discord, are just some of the causes. A person who is more prone to stress can get stressed out even when the gas cylinder is empty, when going for a vacation or when the cleaning lady does not come to work!
Eustress, on the other hand is “good stress”... the kind we experience when anticipating a pleasurable event, or an event that can lead to progression. People who play sports, are well prepared for appearing for an interview or exam, are going on a long anticipated holiday or expecting a baby could experience a tension that does not cause unhappiness.
At the Jehangir Wellness Center, we like to think that our efforts will reduce some of the distress in the lives of our guests and help enhance their quality of life. And what better way than to ensure good physical health! Predictive and preventive healthcare and alternative therapies reduce worries and make a person’s mind and body distress free, thereby enhancing the quality of life of women and men of all ages.
“Thank you Jehangir Hospital. I can play with my children again.”
- Shilpa Sarangi, May 2017
“During the last two and a half years, I’ve survived serious illnesses by getting admitted to Jehangir Hospital. In fact, my very life was saved by doctors and the dedicated nursing staff. After having four surgeries, I am indebted to the complete nursing team. Compassion and efficiency were exemplified by most of the nurses. Thank you Col. Nirmala and your stalwart nursing staff.”
- M Thomas, Sep 2017
“I saw my child only after five days as I was recovering from my delivery. I was very scared but the doctors and nurses at Jehangir Hospital took very good care of my baby. They have been a constant support in the last two weeks.”
- Ashwini Dhobale, Jan 2018
“I was in Jehangir Hospital from 29th Jan to 2nd Feb and my daughter Shai from 12th to 16th Feb. We were well attended to by all the staff and that includes the sisters, brothers and the floor staff. Call bells were immediately responded to at all times and every effort was made to keep us comfortable during our respective stays! Thank you Maya Mahale & Gina Ali Khan for ensuring no let up in the service.”
- C A Heredia, Feb 2018
“With the Grace of Almighty, I have been blessed with a baby boy on the 9th of August. Thanks to Nina Mansukhani and the sweet staff at Jehangir Hospital for making this very special for me. Nina Ma\'am... your positive attitude gives us courage. Thanks again for all the advice and support.”
- Sadaf Kachchwa, Aug 2018
“A big thank you to a super doctor Nina Mansukhani who helped me complete my family. Only due to your support and motivation I could deliver two twin angels normally. Thank you to your team, Dr Mehak, Dr Kalyani and all the support staff of Jehangir Hospital who helped me with the delivery of my MCDA twins normally.”
- Priyanka Sharma, Aug 2018
“I went through the most fabulous experience of my life and it was made so comfortable because of Dr. Nina Mansukhani. Her vibrancy and assurance kept me going throughout the 9 months. Today, I delivered a baby boy and the last phase of my experience in labor ward will remain a sweet memory due to the gentleness, caring and encouraging attitude of Dr Nina and her team. They boosted my motivation level and led me through a wonderful labor experience. Everything was perfect. Last but not the least, I was absolutely impressed by the manner in which Dr. Pawan and Dr. Pragati expanded my knowledge about the reason behind each and every step that we took which was very inspiring.”
- Vidhi Kapoor, Aug 2018