Essay On Effects Of Stress

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There are many parts of your body that is effected by stress. Your immune system, digestive, muscular, circulatory and respiratory system. You wouldn’t think that stress effects the body that much. But there’s more to it. And there are different levels of stress. There’s episodic acute stress, acute stress, chronic and toxic stress. But there are ways to cope with stress. Each person has different ways to cope. First of all what is stress? Anxiety? Although similar, they are not to same. Stress is a specific response by the body to a stimulus, as fear or pain that disturbs or interferes with the normal physiological equilibrium of an organism, so says dictionary.com. What does that mean though? Have you ever had a project that you need to …show more content…
It raises your blood pressure, and constricts blood vessels. This is getting blood flow to the brain so you can think, and get blood to the muscles so you can move. Again this is in response to the “fight or flight” response. Have you ever, when you are stressed, hyperventilated or have seen someone? This is because your brain needs oxygen to function. The body needs both of these to help it run. Together they help you think clearer in stressful situations, to fight. They help you have more energy to run away from trouble, flight. Your body also either slows or speeds up the process of digestion to either save energy or to produce energy. When producing energy, the liver releases sugar to convert it to energy. But if this sugar is not absorbed and converted, it can cause you to develop type 2 Diabetes, which is when your body… It can also leads to heart burn and existing ulcers to act up. It can also can cause vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, and constipation because food is not being digested properly. Most likely you have experienced neck and back aches when you are stressed. This, again, is preparing you to either fight or run away by tensing up in anticipation. But because of this you end up with a tired back, headache, and a neck …show more content…
You get a short period of being healthy then you go downhill. This is because cortisol compromises the immune system. Cortisol is a chemical that is released from the adrenal gland, it helps maintain homeostasis. It helps you regulate stress. But if you have too much of it in your body it will attach the body and weaken the immune system. This make you more likely to catch Influenza and the cold, it also make it hard to get over it. But there is good news! You can combat stress and their effects! It won’t be immediate, but after a while you will feel that you have less stress. It’s either changing your routine, finding a new hobby, or changing your diet. Sometimes the smallest things can make a difference! I personally find that drawing for long periods of time relieve stress. I feel like I’m going into a trance, letting go of stress, even if only for a short period of time. This is because my brain is focusing on what I am drawing and focusing on putting the right lines in the right shape and position. I just let myself forget the stresses of everyday

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