How is Your Nervous System Affected by Stress?
The nervous system comprises the brain, the spinal cord and the millions of nerves throughout the body.
The nervous system runs your body. It is responsible to make sure the organs within the body do the right things at the right time. It is also responsible for making the body react to external stimulus. It schedules, monitors and makes decisions that keep the body functioning properly.
If the nervous system fails or becomes damaged, a person could lose the ability to walk, talk, feel pain and numerous other things.
The nervous system monitors stress for the body. If the nervous system senses that a potential situation is stressful it causes certain physiological changes to occur within the body.
Some of the most obvious changes include: making the heart beat faster, releasing adrenaline into the bloodstream, decreasing blood from the stomach and extremities of the body and dilating the pupils of the eyes. This is referred to as the fight or flight response.
These changes are necessary for the body to react to in sudden stressful situations but they can be extremely damaging to your health when they happen frequently.
Chronic or persistent stress commonly causes certain reactions in the body and the nervous system tells the body what to do.
The nervous system also controls how the body reacts after going through a stressful situation. The nervous system instructs the body to: reduce the amount of energy hormones in the bloodstream, reduce the heart rate and redirect blood flow to the stomach and extremities. This is the body’s way of saying that everything is back to normal.
If your nervous system is always in a state of telling your body to be on high alert, then it is unable to tell the body to calm down and relax. This can be dangerous to the health of the body.
This is why any type of relaxation technique can be used to convince the nervous system that everything is fine and that the body can start to relax.
How is Your Nervous System Affected by Stress?
Mobilisation of the Nervous System, 1e
by: David S. Butler B Phty Grad Dip Adv Manip Ther MAPA MMPAA
publisher: Churchill Livingstone, published: 1991-01-15
sales rank: 194863
price: $106.77 (new), $74.32 (used)
Describes an innovative concept of examination and treatment technique. A controversial book which broadens the horizons of manual therapy to embrace adverse tension in the nervous system. Clinical reasoning processes are associated with a new understanding of the nervous system as a dynamic continuum. He introduces new tension tests and refined versions of standard tests.
De-Stressing Your Life
by: Diane Stout
publisher: Tate Publishing, published: 2011-09-27
sales rank: 871771
Today’s lifestyle creates that kind of pressure. Whether it’s frustration over conflicting appointments or a fractured marriage, stress is our daily diet. If we are to continue as capable servants of God, we must learn to manage and grow through the stress that surrounds us. Diane Stout’s De-Stressing Your Life will help you take charge of your stress and bring it under God’s control. Blending scripture with godly action, you will learn to set priorities, release perfectionism, and invite God’s calm over the upheavals of your life. You may even learn the handy little word no. The book is designed for personal reflection with optional follow-up group discussion. Diane’s website, www.destressingyourlife.com, also offers additional questions for focus groups (health, marriage, etc.). Delve into Diane’s inspirational book today and discover godly ways for De-Stressing Your Life.
Comparison of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems www. egymedicalrep.com
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Islam and stress (Health Psychology- stress and the affect on the body)
Health Psychology- The affects of Stress on an Individuals Health. Plenty of duas and ayats for us all! The Alarm Stage The Alarm stage is when the ”Fight or Flight” activates. When an individual is faced with a dangerous situation, the nervous system will send a message to the brain. In the brain, the hypothalamus and pituitary gland will set off the ”fight or flight” response. In order to get energy for the ”fight or flight” response, the subcutaneous fat will be released into the bloodstream. The brain will release a hormone called adrenaline into the bloodstream, and all the body parts will then work to either face the situation and fight or flee to escape danger. The Adrenaline glands are placed near the kidneys and release hormones called adrenaline and noradrenaline. These hormones will then play a role in: raising the heartbeat, widening the airways to the lungs and tightens blood vessels which supplying the skin and intestines. The brain will also produce hormones such as: cortisol, and cortisone. Furthermore, the brain stops the production of chemicals such as dopamine and growth hormone. This is a reason why a person may feel moody because the chemical Dopamine is what controls our mood. Furthermore, during the Alarm stage there will be an increase in the heart rate — which could lead to high blood pressure and indigestion. The heartbeat will rise to 100% to supply the body with more blood. Next, the person will experience indigestion- the digestion system …