Effects of Stress on the Body Part 2

Stress is the body’s reaction to anything out of the ordinary.  This is directly tied to our survival instincts, otherwise known as the fight-or-flight response. When a person encounters a stressor (an uncommon stimulus that causes stress), the stress response is triggered.  Several changes instantly happen within multiple bodily systems during a stress response.  Knowing these changes can be incredibly helpful when trying to deal with stress. 

Here are some secondary effects of stress on the body. Primary effects are ongoing responses with stress :

  • Skin – Less blood supply can lead to distress developing.
  • Heart – Racing heartbeat and high blood pressure can lead to stroke or heart attack.
  • Blood – Heart works harder due to thickened blood.
  • Muscles – Ongoing tension leads to aches and pains, even muscle strain.
  • Lungs – Super oxygenated blood can lead to blackouts and upset heart rhythms.
  • Digestion – Shutdown can lead to stomach problems, particularly if you eat on the run. Increase in a acidity can contribute to stomach ulcers.
  • Liver – Body’s own fats and proteins broken down and release to provide further energy.
  • Cholesterol – High cholesterol in blood can cause hardening of the arteries.

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. So true ~ and enduring stress for long periods of time can wreak havoc. We must learn to calm that fight or flight response. An organization I volunteer for works with people to stay in that upper brain space…responsive, rather than reactive. Very important stuff. Good post!

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    1. GS says:

      The hard reality is that stress will always exist. Pinpointing your triggers, or sources of stress, can help you manage it.

      Look at the different areas of your life: work, finances, personal relationships, and so on. Can you take steps to reduce the stress you face in any of those areas? Are there stressful activities, people, or places that you can avoid? Work, family, and finances will continue to play integral roles in your life, but you can change the ways you cope with each of them.

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  2. lillaMorsan says:

    Thank you this information

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    1. GS says:

      Glad you liked the post.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Nice post…..thanks for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. GS says:

      Most welcome. Glad you liked the post

      Liked by 1 person

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