Are you suffering from stress? An
Are you anxious, irritable, and feeling rundown? Do you find it
to concentrate? Are you forgetful? Do you worry a lot and find
hard to sleep at night?
If you answered “yes” to the above questions,
chances are you are suffering from stress, one of the most
maladies of our time.
Experts say stress is the body’s way of
coping with the world around us. When the body is under threat, it responds by
releasing catecholamine or stress hormones. These hormones arouse key
organs and prepare a person under threat to fight or run.
Stress not only makes you nervous, tense,
and tired. It can also
you ugly by giving you lots of wrinkles. Worse of all, too much
stress can lead to several serious diseases.
With short term stress, you might get a
headache or migraine,
tightness in your shoulders, feel nauseous or dizzy, have
concentrating on simple tasks, feeling irritable and moody.
all signs and symptoms of stress.
Long term stress affects your body with illness or disease. Your
immunity is low during prolonged stress and you might suffer
colds, flus, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, cancers,
etc, etc. These are among the many side effects of stress.
Believe it or not, stress is an
important factor in our lives,
contributes to our ability to work at our optimal performance
Quite literally, we cannot function effectively in life without
degree of stress, and the positive type of stress we’re talking
The 'bad' type of stress is called
Distress or 'stress' for
many side effects of stress when we try to tackle more than our
bodies can handle.
Stress is the result of simply "too much”
or overworked and it affects
health, mental state and emotions.
These are the things to
keep in mind when considering your stress levels and how it
affects your health and body:
1. People with high responsibilities are more vulnerable to
2. People cope with stress differently and have different side
3. There are many types of stressors!
4. And many ways of coping with stress.
How does stress affect your body?
When you experience stress, your body goes into "fight
or flight". You
may experience stress symptoms:
* Increased heart rate
* Increased blood pressure
* Breathing becomes deeper and faster
* Reduced function of immune system and digestive system
* Constipation or diarrhea
* Frequent colds and flus
Mental Health Problems
Anxiety and depression may be the consequences of chronic stress
illness. Anxiety disorders take a variety of forms, ranging from
anxiety to panic attacks. Anxiety can become severe and
Potential risk factors for anxiety disorders are individual
such as temperament, parenting styles, peer influences, societal
pressures, stressful life events, etc.
Research shows that a hostile, aggressive and angry personality
linked to cardiovascular disease. Chronic prolonged stress may
contribute to the development of heart disease, cholesterol
Prolonged stress weakens your immune system. An impaired immune
system may be vulnerable to cancer. People experience and deal
stress differently and therefore, it has not been proven that
directly causes cancer. People who are stressed are prone to
alcohol, smoking and other activities that put their health and wellbeing at
The inability to sleep may be caused by stress. Over thinking
life’s responsibilities and situations keeps you from sleeping.
natural protection mechanism keeps the adrenalin flowing while we
perceive danger. Sleeping problems can last for a few days or months
and may be caused by too much excitement- or a stress-filled
Ulcers may be related to stress. While the body is in its ‘fight
state, all the energies are drawn away from the digestive system
prevent proper digestion. When we are extremely stressed, our
produces excessive stomach acid that can wear down the lining of
Migraine and headaches
Migraines are stress-related. When we are stressed, we are more
vulnerable to the triggers that create the onset of a migraine.
While you probably cannot change the stressful world we are
living in, you
can stay healthy and take control of stress by managing your
delegating tasks, being realistic, and learning to live with
Thus, don’t overstressed yourself. It is very bad for your body.
Take a rest
and good care of your health if you wanna feel cool!
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