of Stress on Health
Discover the effects of stress on health and wellness before the
health problems discover your body! Long-term or chronic stress is
linked to a wide variety of health problems. Once you get some of these
health conditions, they might not be reversible.
are the effects of stress on your body?
stressful conditions, the
pituitary glands make a hormone called adrenocorticoptropic hormone
(ACTH) that stimulates the adrenal glands (sitting above the kidney) to
release cortisol and adrenaline. Cortisol causes profound changes in
body chemistry and adrenaline increases the heart rate and blood
stimulates the liver to release glucose into the bloodstream, reduces
inflammation (to reduce pain) and to allow the blood to clot easier.
This is an essential response to allow your body to either "fight"
(defend yourself) or to "flight" (run away from the danger).
night when you rest, cortisol is destroyed and body chemical goes back
to normal. However, when you are constantly exposed to stressful
situations, this cycle is
left in the "on" state all the time and the body becomes "out of
causes serious damage over time and your body and adrenal glands "wear
out" and this leads to all kinds of health problems. Eventually, your
entire body "wears out" as well.
does stress affect your overall health?
Chronic stress and anxiety is linked to various health disorder such as:
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