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How Does Stress Affect Your Health ? – National Stress Awareness Month (part 2 of 4)

How Does Stress Affect Your Health?Stress, whether Physical, Chemical, or Emotional, triggers a fight or flight response. This is a System Wide Physical Reaction, Affecting Every Part of Your Body.

The hypothalamus, a part of the brain, stimulates the sympathetic nervous system (SNS).

Your Heart Rate and Blood Pressure increases, Your Blood is Directed Away from Your Organs, Arms, and Legs, Your Vision becomes More Focused, and Your Hearing becomes More Sensitive.

Your Adrenal Glands Produce the Steroids: Epinephrine (Adrenaline) and Norepinephrine. This is All Very Useful When You are Confronted by a Threat to Your Physical Safety. However, When Prolonged, the Long-Term Effects of this State can be Harmful to Your Good Health.

Many Studies of People Who Have been Subjected to Chronic Stress Have Found Evidence of the Negative Health Effects of Stress. These Effects include:

  1. High Blood Pressure.
  2. Damage to Muscle tissue.
  3. Diabetes.
  4. Infertility.
  5. Damage to the Immune Response.
  6. Slowed Healing from Disease and Injury.

Stress Reactions are also at the Root of Disorders such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Sleep Disorders, and Heart Disease.

So You Can See Stress is Important Key Factor to a Happier Healthier Lifestyle along with, Physical Fitness, Healthy Eating, and Getting the Appropriate Amount of Sleep.

If You Would Like More Useful information Regarding These other Key Factors to a Happier Healthier Lifestyle You can Read Three of my Previous Post Series Titled ‘Family Fitness’ HERE, ‘Healthy Aging’ HERE, and Do You Have Trouble Sleeping? HERE, but Before You go and Read Them please feel free to leave a Comment Below.

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  2. Dr. Kimberly Anderson
    April 19, 2010 | 12:42 pm

    Fantastic article. I appreciated the way you listed consequences of stress as well as ways to relieve it. Look forward to seeing more!

    • Dr Jon P Heins
      April 19, 2010 | 3:05 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it Dr. Anderson and thank you for taking the time out of your busy day from serving your patients to comment on my post. I really appreciate it.

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