I am alive Challenge - Day 51 [Stress becomes a part of life]
Today is Saturday , November 06 and I am Happy to be alive.
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Assalamu Alaikum, I hope everyone is well. Thank you very much in the court of the great Lord Almighty
Stress becomes a part of life
Stress - We are all more or less familiar with this term. But what does stress mean? How does this stress affect our body and mind? This article answers these questions.
What effect does stress have on our body when we are under stress?
Depending on the situation, our body develops the ability to adapt and adapt. For example, we sweat on a very hot day. This process helps to keep our body cool. On a cold day, our body trembles, and the heat from it warms our body. Similarly, when we are under stress, our body's internal balance, known as homeostasis, is restored to deal with it. Through this normal process we can deal with stress and quickly overcome it.
Have you ever noticed when we see a terrifying animal or an exciting situation happening in our life, such as how our heart rate increases and our breathing becomes deeper when the test results come out? This is because our body then produces stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline. The effects of these stress hormones tend to cause us to run away from unpleasant situations or to fight or hide in safe places. When stress disappears from our mind, the effects of stress hormones on the body begin to diminish and body activity begins to return to normal. Our brains work in a similar way and can adapt to the stresses of life. This is called neuroplasticity. This ability, called neuroplasticity of the brain, develops into a neural pathway in humans that develops the ability to learn and react or to withstand stress and trauma. Each neural pathway is a collection of neurons, which are connected to different parts of our brain. As a result of such a development in the brain, he can perform his activities properly. The structure of neural pathways is called neuroplasticity, while the structure of neurons is called neurogenesis.
We have the ability to withstand a small amount of stress. But the constant stress becomes a cause for concern. The effects of constant stress fall on our normal digestion. According to Hans Silly and Austrian, two Canadian endocrinologists who have been instrumental in the study of stress, stress is a major factor in any illness. This is because long-term chemical changes are seen in the human body as a result of constant stress.
Our bodies have a natural ability to cope with temporary stress. Stress hormones affect the activity of different parts of our body. The effect of this hormone is to increase the heart rate. The release of the adrenaline hormone causes more blood to flow from the heart and increases our respiratory rate and this happens more frequently. If a person has stress for more than a month or more than a year, then the overall activity of the body is impaired. At the same time, the energy to withstand the pressure is lost from the human body. A person who is going through a difficult day in his married life or a person who is constantly under the pressure of work can be observed to be under constant stress. When stress becomes a part of our way of life, the circle of stress sometimes moves away from the mind without turning continuously, in this situation the speed of blood flowing through the heart constantly increases and the human breathing becomes deeper.
In the same way, our brain also tolerates stress because of its efficiency. But if that pressure continues for a long time, then the brain no longer has the strength to take that extra pressure. At the same time, the capacity of the brain called neuroplasticity also decreases. This results in impaired brain function. New neural pathways are formed in the brain to withstand stress. But unlimited stress weakens the ability of the brain to form new neural pathways. This disrupts brain activity.
Neurophysiologists have found that excessive amounts of the hormone cortisol in the human body can damage arteries located in the human body. This can lead to cardiovascular problems, stroke or high blood glucose. According to psychiatrists, if you have to endure more stress than the brain can withstand, then psychiatric problems, such as depression, anxiety, and somatoform problems, can occur. This situation is further aggravated if someone becomes addicted to alcohol or other drugs.
Ways to relieve stress-
The important thing is that the ability to cope with stress can vary from person to person. It is important to check how much stress a person is enduring on average. If it is found that a person is under stress most of the time or stress has become a part of that person's life, then it is important to relieve stress immediately in the following ways:
Exercise - Regular exercise provides energy to fight against stress hormones and helps maintain internal balance during physical activity. This exercise includes walking, running, jogging or dancing.
Yoga and meditation improve the functional skills of the human brain which helps to increase neuroplasticity.
Practicing breathing exercises and relaxation techniques increases a person's blood circulation, lowers heart rate and lowers blood pressure.
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