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Posted on 03-13-2018
The Health Effects of Stress
Stress. The word itself is stressful. It raises blood pressure, depletes energy in the body, can lead to depression, interferes with normal sleep patterns, disrupts activities of daily living, dysregulates hormone levels, raises inflammation and pain levels, and causes a slew of disruptions in the body’s normal functioning. And this can all be tied back to the release of the hormone, cortisol, during stressful situations, which naturally occurs when the body is placed in a flight or fight situation when we either had to run from the bear or choose to stay and fight.
In today’s modern world, it seems that we can never fully escape from the stressors of daily living which directly affects our performance at work and interactions with family, friends and the remainder of society. Fortunately, with practice and conscious awareness, there are ways to cope and even eliminate stress from our lives.
Yours in Health,
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