According to studies * stresses prolonged or prolonged effects on the body. For example. Did you know that chronic stress can cause high blood pressure, abnormal heartbeat and heart failure? People with high stress also have a muscle ache, neck of the shoulder pain and increased pain from rheumatoid arthritis. American companies lose and estimate $ 200- $ 300 billion dollars a year to focus on productivity loss and other costs and every week about 95 million Americans suffer some kind of stress related to the symptoms they take medication for.
But what is stress exactly?
According to Read Burnha in his article Stress is your worst enemy & # 39; 2004, stress is not only the fact of life but necessary in small doses. Stress provides the energy boost we need to deal with life little obstacles every day. It can be caused by both good and bad experiences. Stress is a sign for the body to get rid of substances that give you more energy and strength, which may be good if you are at risk. But the constant release of these chemicals for a long time without an outlet can be bad for your health, even fatal.
Essentially, there are four types of stress.
- Survival stress – this is a fight or flight response to a physical hazard. It is found in all people and animals. The body provides energy speed so you can survive dangerous situations, fight or escape, flight.
- Internal Stress – Stress is most often caused by concern. Concerns about what you do not control is one of the most important types of stress to understand and control. Some even get rid of a fast and exciting lifestyle that results in prolonged internal stress. These are the people who always seem to have something happening in their life that causes stress.
- Environmental Impact – Is a reaction to things around you like constant noise, pressure and pressure at work or family. You know how you need to have the TV or the radio when you are working. You can not realize, but this constant noise can add to your stress.
- Stress from violence and fatigue – builds over time. If you have trouble controlling your time, this is the type of stress you can experience. There is also stress that comes from inability to relax and drop.
While low stress is normal and necessary, constant or prolonged stress, temporary stress from things like foreclosure, losing work and looking for work these days or losing loved ones. One can cause physical and mental illnesses as mix the problem together and add new ones.
- Rapid heartbeat
- Stiff neck
- Thin shoulder
- Rapid breathing
- Sweaty Palms
- Busy stomach
- GERD or gastriesophageal Reflux Disease
- Cancer or Chronic Pneumonia
- Back pain
- Muscle Tension
- Shortness of Breath
- Shortness of Breath
- ] Breast pain
- Rare or dizzy
- Ring in the ears
- Hives or rash
And this is a short list.
Stress can also affect your mind and ability to think.
- Focused Issue
- ] It's possible to learn new things
- Negative thoughts
- Accident noticeable
- Nail bitter
Just to name a few.
Have I received your attention now?
It's no wonder people are cure for doctors today to get drugs to treat some of these risk factors. Scientists know that when you're experiencing more stress than usual, serotonin, noradrenaline and dopamine in the brain begin to interfere. Serotonin helps you sleep and puts your clock. Noradrenaline gives you energy and dopamine causes pleasure and relief pain. Doctors will give you medicines that help your body manage these and other chemical methods, but what are the side effects.
With current climate foreclosures and lack of work, no wonder more people turn to doctors for help. And while there is little you can do to control the outside world, you can learn to control how you respond to it and you can learn strategies that help you control your stress so you will not be one of the numbers.
Please keep in mind, but the suggestions I offer here are just a few of the things you can do. Under no circumstances should you stop taking medicines that you may be taking without first considering it with your physician. The use of any of these methods is purely voluntary and at your own risk. If you experience symptoms that may be life-threatening such as diabetes, chest pain or even urticaria, for example, seek medical attention immediately. Now it is said that we try to reduce our stress.
Laughter is the best medicine – laughing ability is probably the best overall tool for striking stress. Did you know that when you laugh your body releases toxins and laughter activates your immune system?
Research studies ** indicate that the immune system's function in general increases after being humorous. Some of these include
- An increased number of natural animal cells that attack and kill infected cells and some types of cancer and tumor cells.
- Increase in Activated T lymphocytes (T-cells)
- Elevation of IgA or Immunoglobulin A Acquired in Upper Respiratory Tracts
- Increase in Gamma Interferon Enabling & # 39; various factors of the immune system
- Reduction of stress hormones such as adrenaline that narrows blood vessels and reduces immune system
- Decreased amount of dopamine which involves the fight or flight "19459008]
Laughter is aerobic and provides exercise and enhances the ability of the body to make better use of oxygen. Laughter is a powerful pain disturbance when used in conjunction with congenital pain. It is also responsible for bringing positive emotions that can increase traditional treatment of disease.
Perhaps the best thing about the laughter is that it's free! And that might be one of the best drugs out there.
Practice your stress – we all know that the exercise is good for us. It improves blood flow and tones of our muscles, but did you know exercise can also work against stress. exercise increases blood flow in the brain and helps to rinse the substances caused by stress. It can be responsible for the release of endorphins into the blood that gives you a sense of well-being. According to the Mayo Clinic, some kind of motion may act as stress relief.
Exercise is often a way to escape from the daily stress that plagues us. After a good workout, you will often find that the irritation of the day has disappeared because you were concentrating on the movement of the movement rather than the issues.
Regular exercise can improve mood and less depression and improve sleep according to the Mayo Clinic. But this regular exercise does not have to be a chore. Some things you can do are probably not like exercise but have a lot of benefits to reduce stress.
- Ride with your children
- Dance alone, with friends or at the club. Dance is a great aerobic exercise and increased benefit for less stress is weight loss
- Walking is a little effective way to exercise and the benefits are widely known. I love walking, personally, but find it hard to just walk. One of the things I do is try to find a place to go. Near friend, but not nearly, friend, store, or I went to school or bus stop to pick up the kids. Walking the dog is also a good habit. It will also increase your relationship with family pets.
Talking about pets – get a dog or a cat. Did you know that people who have a pet tend to live longer. It's true. I do not think anyone knows why, but a pet or dog seems to be able to calm you down. Blood pressure drop and tension is relieved when you hold and animal your dog or cat. It's like you really know that you have to be quiet for them, so you are. And they know when you're upset so you often find that your pet seems closer to you more often when you're under stress, so use it. Take a few minutes to stay and play with Fido or Fluffy. Unfortunately, it has not been shown that fish, birds, reptiles and other pets have the same effect, at least not yet.
Religion and Religion
Turn your faith, your faith, if it applies to you. A strong belief system can help you to let go of the problems that seem to follow you. There is a lot of truth in prayer, God gives me peace to accept what I can not change, change what I can and wisdom to understand the difference. It's not my intention to study one religion or belief, just to suggest that if you have one, you can turn it around when stress can help.
Eliminate Killer – Stress
Now you can see how stress can be a killer. It affects the mind and body. It causes you to look for medicines that have unusual side effects. Personally, I believe that drugs can sometimes cause more harm than good. This is because I watched my grandmother from needing one or two pills to need a hand to control one or two of the side effects she needed.
You'll see a lot of ads every day and talk about many of the symptoms I mentioned above. Some of these can reduce your time on this ground and I want for one every time a good gentleman looks good to give me.
We all look at stress every day, but there are things we can do to help reduce it. I'm not a doctor but I've had a fair share of stress and some. My doctor once told me that I should already be due to the amount of stress I lived with. (This was shortly after my husband died). I started to look at what I did, which caused me to suffer from the effects of stress that my doctor warned about again and I realized that I had already intentionally learned how to use the methods above.
I laughed loudly, sometimes too long and long when my temper strikes me. I also try to laugh at me as often as I can. I've always got my exercise by dancing and walking. Sometimes walking is necessary when I fought in my youth with clunkers and "It was constantly breaking down and leaving me without transportation. I've always had dogs and cats around, even like a child and I try to survive Serenity Prayer Every Day.
If we can learn ways to treat daily stress, in addition to reducing chronic stress, we can reduce our tendency to suffer from many symptoms and diseases related to stress like those I mentioned above.
Sources: * Web Md Health Guidelines: Dr. Black, 2002 "Stress in Primary Care Patients." FV DeGruy et al., Ed., 20 Common Pathological Behavior. 65-87. New York: McGraw-Hill
** Holistic Hotline.com / Humor: Thrapeutic Benefits of Laughter by Dr. Lee Berk and Dr. Stanley Tan from Loma Linda University, CA. Sept./Oct. 1996 Edition Humor and Health Journal.  Also – Mayo Clinic Health Manager 2010