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Check Out These 9 Facts About Stress


Check Out These 9 Facts About Stress

Stress is most likely a term you’re familiar with. Stress is the body’s natural response when faced with danger, and it’s what helped our ancestors cope with occasional hazards. Short-term stress isn’t likely to cause any major health concerns.
When it comes to long term stress however, the story is very different. This type of chronic stress can put you at risk for numerous health effects, both physically and emotionally.

Stress is a hormonal response from the body

Stress responses begin in a part of your brain called the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus sends signals to your nervous system and to your kidneys.
Your kidneys then release stress hormones. These include adrenaline and cortisol.

You may feel jittery from stress

When you are stressed, your fingers may shake, and your body might feel off-balance. Sometimes this is accompanied by dizziness. These effects are linked to hormonal releases, such as adrenaline which can cause a surge of nervous energy throughout your body.

Stress can make you feel hot

This feeling is caused by a rise in blood pressure.

Being stressed can make you sweat

Stress-related sweat is usually a follow-up to excessive body heat from stress. You might sweat from your forehead, armpits, and groin area.

Digestive problems may occur

Stress can make your digestive system go erratic, causing diarrhea, stomach upset, and excessive urination.

Stress can make you irritable, and even angry

Stress affects the way you sleep and often leaves you with a lack of sleep. This is due to an accumulation of stress’s effects in the mind.

Chronic headaches are sometimes attributed to stress

Stress related chronic headaches are often called tension headaches. The headaches may crop up every time you encounter stress, or they may be ongoing in cases of long-term stress.

With stress, you may even find it difficult to breathe

Sometime shortness of breath is accompanied with stress.

Frequent stress decreases your immune system

Because of a decrease in your immune system, you are more likely to experience frequent colds and flus, even when it isn’t the season for these illnesses.

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