What is stress?
Stress can be defined as a three-dimensional relationship between people's demands, our feelings about the demands and our ability to deal with them. Stress is most likely to occur in cases where:
1. Demand is high.
2. The management we have is small.
3. There is limited support or help available to us.
Who is most affected by stress?
Virtually everyone experiences stressful events or circumstances that overwhelm our natural copying devices. And while some people suffer from stress, many external factors also affect sensitivity.
Studies indicate that some people are more vulnerable to stress than others. Older adults; women in general, especially working mothers and pregnant women; less educated people; divorced or widowed people; people experiencing financial stress such as long-term unemployment; people who are discriminatory goals; unsecured and unsecured persons; and people who simply live in cities all seem to be particularly vulnerable to health problems.
People who are less emotionally stable or have high levels of anxiety try to experience certain conditions that are more stressful than healthy people. And the lack of established network of family and friends allows us to conduct health problems such as heart disease and infections. Caregivers, children and healthcare workers are also often at greater risk of stress-related diseases.
Occupational disease is particularly likely to be prolonged because it is so big a part of life. Stress reduces employee activity by reducing strength, causing insomnia and increasing the risk of illness, back problems, accidents and lost time. In the worst extremes stress that places a burden on our hearts and blood circulation can often be fatal. Japanese has suffered sudden death due to overtime: karoushi.
Medical Impact on Long Term Stress
The stress of the body is like a plane ready for takeoff. Virtually all systems, such as cardiovascular, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory and brain are modified to meet the perceived risk.
Stress-filled life really seemed to raise the likelihood of heart disease and hit down the road. Scientists have found that those who report chronic stress after the middle ages have a greater risk of fatal or fatal heart disease or stroke over the years. It is now believed that constant stress takes our noise on our arteries, which causes long-term high stress hormones and pushes people to maintain unhealthy habits such as smoking.
Stressed men are twice as likely to die from stroke. There are weaker such outcomes among women, which is due to the relatively small number of heart disease and stroke among women, rather than the resistance to health effects of chronic stress. Women seem slightly more sensitive to stress than men.
Simply put, too much strain gives you a risk of health problems. Whether it comes from one event or the reconstruction of many small events, stress causes major physical changes that often lead to health problems. Here is a list of some of these changes:
• Our heart rate rises to move blood in the muscles and brain.
• Our blood pressure rises.
• Our breathing rate is increasing.
• The digestion slows us.
• Our sweat increases.
• We first get tired, but over time, stress causes us weaknesses.
This response helped our ancestors to survive threats by preparing either "fight or flight." Today, our bodies still react in the same way, but the events that cause stress do not require this ancient system.
Stress can also increase the risk of:
• Ulcers and indigestion
• High Blood Pressure
] • stroke
• heart attack
• alcohol and drug
allergy and skin disease
cold and infections
we must learn ways to relieve stress, as it can obviously cause many serious health problems when it takes a long time or happens too often.