The Stressed Out Firefighter
C - “Stressed-out”
H - Upon entry into the fire service, firefighters have suffered from chronic stress. Low and high-level stressors, on and off-duty.
A - Irritable. Depressed. Moody. Lacking patience. Decreased immunity. Raised insulin. Risk of burnout. Higher waist-circumference. Low-T. Increased risk for SIBO and leaky gut. Increased heart rate and blood pressure. Increased inflammation. Chronic stress may also trigger heart attacks and the onset of dementia...
T - Bliss.