The Negative Impact of Stress On Health.

By Monsuru.

Stress is the body’s response to environmental changes, whether within the physical, mental, or emotional responses. This reaction is understood as “fight or flight ” which causes an increased pulse, faster breathing, muscle tension, and increased unease signs.

So, how does stress affect the condition of the body?

1.Endocrine And Central Nervous System:

The central nervous system is the primary system that responds to worry; from the first time it appears until it disappears. In addition to producing a “fight or flight ” response, the central nervous system causes the release of hormones called adrenaline and cortisol. They both serve as the body’s defense mechanism against aggressions like worries and the resultant stress.

The release of the hormones adrenaline and cortisol causes increased pulse, faster breathing, and dilation of blood vessels within the arms and legs. So, your body ends up using more energy than you would have ordinarily reserved, leaving you vulnerable to illnesses and poor health.

When cortisol and adrenaline are released, the liver produces more sugar within the blood (glucose) to energise it. If the body uses all the extra energy, the body absorbs glucose again. For people susceptible to type 2 diabetes, all the glucose can’t be absorbed in the same order that the amount increases.

What if stress starts to disappear? The central nervous system instructs the body to return to normal conditions.

2.The respiratory system:

When stressed, breathing becomes faster because the body must drain oxygen from part of the body. For people with asthma and emphysema, stress conditions can cause more severe problems.

3.The circulatory system:

In addition to making the guts beat faster, long-term stress can cause the heart to widen. This creates increased activities in vital organs, and therefore the volume of blood pumped throughout the body. As a result, long-term stress can increase the danger of hypertension and stroke.

4.The gastrointestinal system:

Stress can facilitate and make you experience heartburn, acid reflux, nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain. Stress also affects the movement of food within the intestine, thereby increasing the danger of diarrhea and constipation.

Avoiding things that stress you out is a good practice one should Inculcate into their life. It usually starts as a tiny worry!

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