Stress is almost an inevitable consequence of adulthood.
The negative impact of stress is evident on our body and psyche.
The reasons are many, from jobs, family, social and social things, etc.
Very stressful situations negatively affect the body and make us more susceptible to health problems.
Stress is the cause of many diseases and diseases. Our stress affects not only us but also the people who surround us every day.
Here’s how the body responds to increased stress!
The nervous system
When stressed, the sympathetic nervous system stimulates the adrenal gland.
And it produces the hormones epinephrine (adrenaline) and cortisol.
Constant high levels of these hormones can affect memory and learning ability.
But also an increase in the tendency for depressed moods.
Shortness of breath and rapid breathing are the results of moments of great stress.
And some people even experience hyperventilation.
As stressful situations continue, the respiratory system is under increasing strain, so you may become more susceptible to upper respiratory tract infections.
When exposed to acute stress, our body instantly responds with a rapid heartbeat. Our blood pressure is rising.
Long-term stress, on the other hand, can lead to narrowing of the arteries and elevated cholesterol levels.
This increases the risk of heart disease, heart attack and stroke.
The negative impact of stress on the cardiovascular system is a life-threatening problem.
Stress can affect a longer or shorter menstrual cycle or more painful periods.
High levels of stress increase the risk of bacterial vaginosis.
Also, stress during pregnancy can lead to an increased risk of allergies.
But also asthma later in a child’s life.
In small amounts, stress can act as a stimulus to our immunity.
It then helps the body fight infections. However, prolonged stress slows the healing process.
It also makes us susceptible to infection and exacerbates skin conditions such as acne and eczema.
Extreme stress can cause indigestion, nausea and gas.
It stimulates the intestinal muscles in such a way that it causes diarrhoea or constipation.
People who are stressed for a long time are prone to heartburn and sores.
The muscular system
Severe headaches, pain in the neck, shoulders and back are some of the effects of stress on the musculoskeletal system.
Chronic stress can also increase the risk of developing osteoporosis.
Also, stress tends to muscle, so you seem weak.
Creates fatigue that in addition to your body affects your mental state.