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Here's What Stress Does To Your Body

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On 10 August 2019, researchers at the American Psychological Association felt the need to remind us of a lesson we learnt in class 7 biology: stress is the body’s response to new challenges as well as threats - any time we try something out of our comfort zone, there is bound to be a little bit of stress.

Anxiety, similarly, is the body’s “internal alarm system”, to kick things into high gear. For example, if you’re faced with a hungry tiger, you want that cortisol stress hormone to take over. Further, the researchers said, the desire to be happy and contented always is a sure-shot recipe for disappointment.

Heres what stress does to your body
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Medically, stress is a condition of emotional or physical tension. Your body can handle stress for a short period. But when that stress stretches like bad chewing gum, it can make trouble for your brain and other vital organs.

In January 2019, a group of researchers used questionnaires to determine the impact of stress and adversities on infant development across 120 Indian villages. They found that continued stress, including the mother’s stress levels, can affect development along with five key growth metrics — height, weight, and motor, cognitive and language skills — in babies as young as 12-18 months.
Here’s a quick look at the effects of stress on your body:

Memory and mood: Chronic or prolonged stress impairs cognitive function.

Immune system: Stress, during its onset or when it is moderate, can help in immune functioning. But as the stress grows and becomes long-term, it curtails the body’s immune response, making you more prone to diseases. Long-term stress reduces the efficacy of cytotoxic T lymphocytes, which help the body to fight cancer and tumours.

Cardiovascular function: When we are really stressed, the body’s nervous system triggers the sympathetic alpha-adrenergic receptors and the adrenal glands release catecholamines or stress hormones in the blood.

Together, these receptors and hormones increase the heart rate and the flow of blood to our hands, legs and heart (this is what powers the fight or flight response). But they also lead to an increased demand for oxygen in the body - when this demand is not met, it can be dangerous and may lead to a heart attack.

Gastrointestinal system: The effects of stress on the gastrointestinal or GI system can be classified into two aspects. First, people under stress often lose their appetite. And second, stress affects your general GI functioning. This, in turn, may lead to disorders like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). A 2011 study by Konturek et al. found that stress affects six aspects of GI functioning:

GI tract movement
Visceral irritability
Rate and extent of various GI secretions
Permeability of the intestinal barrier
Blood flow to the GI tract
Intestinal or gut bacteria counts
Read more: www.firstpost.com/health/heres-what-stress-does-to-your-body-7188871.html

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Stress is too bad and I so much hate it.

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Definitely,the effect of stress can never be over emphasize but the message here is that human system needs rest.

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[ jonjo ] Stress is too bad and I so much hate it.

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Joeboy
yeah stress is really not a good thing for the body

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Emmanuel
yeah stress is pretty bad for the body sha

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Prolonged stress can affect the brain so true

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Stress is not a good thing o
Its must be controlled

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[ @Benbass: ] Definitely,the effect of stress can never be over emphasize but the message here is that human system needs rest.

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[ @Linkers00: ] Stress is too bad and I so much hate it.

hmm

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Heres what stress does to your body
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Stress, during its onset or
when it is moderately high marks

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It is not too much stress that makes people rich. We much learn to curtail it

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Stress can really trigger off multiple diseases and sickness.

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thanks for the health tips

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[ @Linkers00: ] Stress is too bad and I so much hate it.

so bad

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thanks for this educative piece of information

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Stress creates mood swing also. Relaxation is important to reduce stress

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All this people are trying

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stress is a condition of emotional or physical tension.

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the adrenal glands release catecholamines or stress hormones in the blood.

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Good, the people needs to take note and take good care of their health so that they may live longer

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stress is not good for body in any way at all

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Too much stress cause harm to the body. Thanks for the update

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Danga
Very insightful and interesting post

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[ @Linkers00: ] Stress is too bad and I so much hate it.

thank God he has given us some of the secrets

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On 10 August 2019, researchers at the American Psychological Association felt the need to remind us of a lesson we

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It is not too much stress that makes people rich. We much learn to curtail it

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Really educative stuff about stress thanks it was helpful

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