How does stress affect the body?
Stress has both short-term and long-term effects on the body. In the short term, it triggers the sympathetic nervous system and releases norepinephrine and cortisol which can be beneficial if you need an energy boost. However, if left unmanaged, chronic stress can lead to weakened immune systems and other health deficiencies, so it is important to regulate stress and get help managing it.
Transcript: "Stress affects the body, both in the short term and in the long term and in the short term you're probably familiar with the fight or flight response is what is happening in the body when you experience stress. So the sympathetic nervous system, part of the brain is triggered. And then certain physiological effect starts, take place increased heart rate, sweating muscle, tension, and the Brain, releases norepinephrine and cortisol. All these are all physiological changes that take place in the short term and you're experiencing stress and these can actually be productive. For example, if you're in a situation where you need that short-term energy, boost provided by stress, this can be an Adaptive response in the long-term, though, stress that's unregulated or unmanaged can become chronic and the chronic effects of stress on the body include weakened immune System and other health deficiencies. So it's important to be regulating your stress so that it doesn't become chronic. And if you feel like you're experiencing, chronic stress, it's a good idea to talk to somebody and get some help and some ways to manage stress better so that you can live more healthily"