How Does Stress Affect Health?
You may be wondering how does stress affect health? Research has shown stress is a major forerunner and cause of disease. But firstly, we need to look at an accurate definition of stress.
Stress is essentially a response of the body to any demand made upon it that invokes symptoms such as a rise in blood pressure, release of hormones, quickness of breath, tightening of muscles, perspiration or increased cardiac activity.
Stress starts by producing an alarm response in the body, which will provoke symptoms. If the stress continues, the body will go into an adaption stage, which is symptom free. A lack of symptoms is not a sign of good health. It is possible to have a very serious illness and still be symptom free leading up to it. We explore this in more depth on our 'History Of Stress' page.
Common stress warning signs include irritability, anger, muscular tension, inability to concentrate and a variety of physical effects, such as headaches and elevated heart rate.
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Stress is not necessarily negative. Some stress keeps us motivated and alert, while too little stress can create problems. Life will always throw up challenges and as we tackle these we expand and grow. We need to meet life's challenges head on but do it in a balanced way so our stress levels are not out of control.
Too much stress can trigger problems with our mental, emotional and physical health, particularly if it builds up over a prolonged period of time. Excessive stress can impact negatively on all areas of your life. It can weaken your immune system which affects your body's ability to fight disease.
Stress can affect your moods. You struggle to stay focused, calm and happy. Stress can trigger moods such as anxiety, irritability, frustration and anger. It can also trigger emotions such as sadness, apathy and even depression. We are like a magnet attracting circumstances to us according to the way we feel. The way we feel has a big impact on our overall life.
Negative mental and emotional states often lead to unwanted physical conditions. We may experience muscle tension, low energy, fatigue, hypertension, brain fog, sleep disorders or poor digestion. Stress can lead to poor lifestyle choices such as overeating, insufficient exercise and addictions to harmful substances.
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