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The Effects of Stress on Your Body

The Effects of Stress on Your Body
You’re sitting in traffic, late for an important meeting, watching the minutes tick away. Your hypothalamus, a tiny control tower in your brain, decides to send out the order: Send in the stress hormones! These stress hormones are the same ones that trigger your body’s “fight or flight” response. Your heart races, your breath quickens, and your muscles ready for action. This response was designed to protect your body in an emergency by preparing you to react quickly. But when the stress response keeps firing, day after day, it could put your health at serious risk. Stress is a natural physical and mental reaction to life experiences. Yet if your stress response doesn’t stop firing, and these stress levels stay elevated far longer than is necessary for survival, it can take a toll on your health. irritabilityanxietydepressionheadachesinsomnia Central nervous and endocrine systems Your central nervous system (CNS) is in charge of your “fight or flight” response. Digestive system

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The article attached highlights the normalisation of how stress is a natural and mental reaction to everyday life experiences. Instances such as stress in the workplace to traumatic events such as the passing of a loved one and unforseen circumstances. It also mentions that stress becomes beneficial to our health by aiding in the areas of aiding a person to cope in difficult circumstances. This is facilitated by hormones released that triggers the heart and breathing to prepare your muscles to respond quickly when needed. However, similiarily to the previous article it mentions that if a person’s stress response does not stop, it can cause a person’s stress level to increase far above the average range. This in turn will have negative effects on the body. Such symptoms are known to be associated to something called chronic stress. They include, irritability, anxiety, depression, headaches and insomnia. The Central Nervous system is responsibility for the flight or flight response mentioned in the previous article. This process starts in the brain, the hypothalamus initiates this process by instructing the adrenal glands to release the stress hormones adrenaline and cortisol, in turn causing your heart rate to increase to be able to send blood as quick as possible to areas of the body that would require it the most in the event of an emergency. Areas such as the various muscles and other vital organs. We also learn how stress affects the different parts of our bodily systems and how stress affects them. by tere_003 Mar 20