Stress is a natural occurrence on both physical and mental level in reaction to outside experiences. Stress is good in the short term because it helps you approach a tough situation. It helps you because when the body is under stress I will release hormones which will stimulate your heart and increase heart and breathing rates. This will bring more oxygen to your brain which will bring clear thoughts! Pressure of everyday activities, like work responsibilities and home problems trigger stress. In this article we will take a look of negative effects of stress on Central nervous and endocrine system caused by negative life events. Physical illness, divorce, death of a close person all are triggers of stress. Another form of stress is traumatic stress caused by war, disasters, and attacks. Stress caused by trauma will keep stress level high longer than normal and will cause more damage over time! This exposure over period of time is called chronic stress and will affect your health and well-being! Central Nervous and Endocrine Systems.
Your CNS (Central Nervous System) “holds the wheel in its hands” and tells the body what to do. The hypothalamus is the main responsive center which signals your adrenal glands (Glands located on top of each kidney) to secrete adrenaline which will trigger chemical reactions to “wake-up” your body. When the danger has passed your CNS will tell your body to go back to normal. In the events of prolonged stress because your CNS doesn’t tell your body to go back to normal or the cause of stress does not go away, stress will damage your CNS and other bodily systems. This type of chronic stress will cause symptoms like irritability, anxiety, depression, headaches or insomnia. Stress may cause overeating or not eating enough, substance abuse and overall changes in behavior. Our advice is to meditate, listen to relaxing music and get good night sleep in order to reduce stress levels of everyday living. Try to approach things in a calm matter and find a hobby which will bring peace of mind.
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