Inour society today, there are many health-related issues. Stress can affect thebody physically and emotionally; A variety of thoughts, feelings, and behaviorsare all associated with stress and these can affect the way an individualfunction’s and it becomes a problem when an individual doesn’t know how toprevent it from progressing to a level where it interferes with your ability tomeet your basic needs, stress makes mental and physical demands on your body.Stress can be caused by social interactions such as personal relationships,family, and work. We live in a society where anything can stress us out, we worryabout our jobs, mortgage, the health of our loved ones.Peoplewho have stress over periods of time can experience negative related healthissues.
They are more likely to develop high blood pressure, heart disease,diabetes, and can even have a panic disorder and depression. Stress can cause achange in appetite and can cause trouble sleeping. For a lot of people, stresscan come and go. They usually happen after life events but tend to go away.It’s completely normal to experience stress from time to time if you find waysto manage it and keep it in control, stress can have long-term effects on yourhealth if not handled properly, some stress is alright if it doesn’t becomeunmanageable, it’s important that the stress in your life doesn’t causenegative consequences. Stress puts a lot of pressure on your heartand your heart pumps faster causing it to work much harder than needed and itincreases your risk of having a stroke or heart attack. Constant Stress isexhausting for the body, because the body isn’t relaxed its in fight or flightmode and it can’t relax its muscles until you are relaxed yourself.
Tightenedmuscles can cause headaches and body aches. Stress hormones can force our lungsto pump oxygen quickly into our blood stream causing our heart and blood pressureto deliver us the energy we need to quickly handle the stressor. Dealingwith stress can cause you to feel angry and depressed. Feeling stressed canmake you feel trapped and worried all the time, unable to think or make theright decisions for yourself. Stressfulsituations can make you feel down and it can be overwhelming. Experiencing moodswings, not getting the proper amount of sleep making it difficult to continuewith your daily routine. People who suffer from depression and stress are twicethe risk for heart disease than people who don’t suffer from depression.Anextreme amount of stress can take a toll on your physical health when it getsto a point where you have no ability to control it, you’ll begin to developunhealthy stress managements to deal with being stressed.
Such as seekingcomfort from eating unhealthy food, contributing to an unhealthy amount ofweight gain. Stress can have a harmful effect on your metabolism, it can forceour bodies to store more fat because when feeling stressed or depressed it cancause someone to look for comfort in food. Unfortunately, feeling stressed can keepthe oxygen in our body from reaching our blood cells making our body dependent oncarbohydrates for us to get our energy.Notall stress is bad it can be good at times, it can save our lives in fight-or-flightsituations. But our body isn’t able to tell the difference between good and badstress it can only respond to stress in one way. Stress requires a lot of energyto the point that the body puts everything else on hold, all the energy will beused up and there won’t be enough energy for your essential systems such as yourreproduction and digestive system.