Stress effects on the body

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Stress: Management and Relief

Everyone experiences stress at some point in life, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. But too much stress, or enduring it for too long, can hurt your health. The Web has many sites to help you learn what stress is, how it affects the body, how to find stress relief, how to manage stress, and what researchers are learning about it.

Stress defined

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Stress effects on the body

How many times has this happened to you: a big event like a move or wedding is on the horizon, and you’re scrambling to get all the details sorted out. You feel stressed, and at the worst possible time (although not so unexpectedly), you get sick. What is it about stress that makes it so damaging to the body? Stressors trigger reactions that can impact several different bodily systems. In this section, there are sites that illustrate the short-term and long-term effects of stress on your body.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • The stress reaction involves the release of different types of hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol. These same hormones have roles in other bodily systems, too, which is why stress can affect so many different parts of your body.

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