Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Relief your brain ( Avoid Stress)



Brain health is the key for success in both social and professional life. According to the American Psychological Association 75% of adults reported experiencing moderate to high levels of stress, and 90% of visits to doctors is directly or indirectly involve stress factor. Most of us experience normal level of stresseveryday in our life, but if it increases from normal to moderate and high stages it may cause serious damages to emotional and physical health . Stress that continues without relief can lead to a condition called distress a negative stress reaction. Stress can also affect your physical health because of the human body's built-in response mechanisms. Distress can lead to physical symptoms including headaches, stomach problems, High blood pressure, chest pain, and sleeping disorders. Research suggests that stress also can bring on or worsen certain symptoms or diseases includes headaches, high blood pressure, heart problems, diabetes, skin conditions, asthma, arthritis, depression, emotional disturbance and anxiety.
Stages of Stresswhen you are under stress, you experience and pass through three specific stages. These stages are Alarm, Resistance, and Exhaustion. However, you may or may not pass through all stages of stress, depending on the events that triggered the occurrence.
First Stage: ALARMwhen you face any danger, your nervous system immediately sends an emergency signal to your brain. All the different body parts and their functions coordinate to either fight or flee away from the danger.

You get more energy and your limbs work faster. This is clearly visible in your facial expressions as fear or tension. Normally, this stage of stress can be due to an actual event such as an accident. It is then primary stress. Otherwise, you could cause your stress like when you are appearing for an important examination. This is secondary stress. The general indications of this stage are your fast breathing with sweating and accelerated heart beat
which leads to higher blood pressure and indigestion.


Second Stage: RESISTANCEwhen you do not get any relief from the first stage of stress, you slowly start feeling a reduction in your energy levels. However, still you want to keep fighting the danger. Hence, you feel exasperated and are impatient with trivial matters. You miss your sleep schedules and find your resistance breaking
Your body reacts by releasing the stored sugars and fats into your system. This leads to defined changes in your physical and mental behavioral patterns. The normal indications of this level are exhaustion, weariness, anxiousness, and being forgetful. You start smoking and drinking more to come out of your stress. Being weak, you are an easy target for
colds and flu.
Third Stage: EXHAUSTIONWhen stress continues beyond the second stage and you do not adhere to remedial measures, the final stress stage of exhaustion settles in. You are now totally tired and drained out of all energy. You do not even have the desire or the drive to do your work or live your life.
This stage symbolizes a breakdown of your system and your basic physical existence itself. This leads to loss of mental equilibrium and extreme complications such as heart diseases, blood pressure, and ulcers.

Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/diseases-and-conditions-articles/relief-your-brain-avoid-stress-6380473.html

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