Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Body Reactions to Stress

> We all complain from time to time we feel stressed. We feel tense shoulders, headaches and pain we have a pronounced fatigue, which are the most common symptoms after one day’s stressful home or office. Few of us but I thought about what really happens in our bodies when we suffer from stress.

The resulting stress:
Experts believe that stresses today are that lasts longer triggers might be cancer or Alzheimer's disease. Also, infertility, hair loss and skin blemishes are caused by stress, so that we can not wonder what other health problems can be caused by stress.

Stress can be described as a normal response to an abnormal situation. When we are in a stressful situation - such as escape from a car accident or a fight with your partner -, our brain releases certain chemicals or send signals to glands to secrete hormones that prepare the body to make face situations that data.

Another chemical is released or hormone cortisone. It is a form of blood glucose and gives us extra fuel that is needed to overcome what affects our normal life.

What is the first reaction to stress:
Also, and digestive system reacts to stress. The stomach produces excess acid - presumably to eat any food available to give the body extra energy - and the digestion process are slow.

And heart rate is accelerating to manage chemicals quickly through the bloodstream, such that each body part to be prepared to give the response needed. Amazing is that this happens almost instantaneously and that the person is not even aware of the feedback that is. Body response to stress is as unconscious as breathing and heartbeat, to spend without control.

Although stress can be useful up to a certain point - help us to face some dangerous situations and difficult - issues began to emerge in the moment we are continuously in this state or travelers ourselves in stressful situations.

Stress may trigger Alzheimer's, heart disease and infertility

It is well known for a long time and that stress makes us to have more sleepless nights in a row. But experts are of opinion that stress can also cause several health problems.

High blood pressure and heart disease:
Already known that exposure to stress can do to increase blood pressure, and this leads to increase risk of heart attack because heart more effort to pump blood to be to get into the whole body.

Besides high blood pressure, stress can also lead to increase risk of heart disease occurs - the blocking of arteries and other problems that may give rise to heart attack.

A less known fact is that 75 percent of bad cholesterol in the blood does not come from foods full of fat or more calories, but the cortisone. Cholesterol is actually a product of cortical, which represents the extra amount of glucose in our body produces during periods of stress. Cholesterol in the blood also means that an artery presents a much greater risk of being obstructed, and thus increasing the danger of developing a heart disease and thus heart attack.

Stress leads to women infertility:
A recent study showed that women's body is different from the reactions of men when suffering from stress. Reaction to stress is a man to fight to keep up. This means that, typically, women under stress rather are with friends and family asking for help than to face one of the problems they have.

Scientists also found that a woman's body, when going through a period of stress, releases more oxytocin in the blood. Oxytocin is a chemical secreted by a woman's body during orgasm and when born, but who can block and fertility. It is believed that if there is too much oxytocin in the blood, this can disrupt the menstrual cycle, reduce the chances of conceiving naturally, and can even be linked with cases of miscarriage. Thus, even if women can handle stress better than men, they will develop health problems serious enough in the future. The best advice is for pregnant women to give up activities that made at least three months before the projected date to give birth, to reduce levels of this hormone in the blood and thus avoid problems that may arise so the mother, as well as for children.

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