What is Stress and How Stress Affects Health

Stress is the response of the human body in return to the external and internal pressures when they exceed someone’s ability to cope. The external stressors include meeting deadlines at work, managing change at home, handling problems in relationships and many others, while internal stressors are mainly related to the way you think about certain things. Both internal and external stressors create problems and cause many issues for human body.

Everyone’s endurance level is different. One person might be able to handle 16 hours work a day, while another person is unable to handle more than 8 hours work. The stress level will start from each person’s endurance level. Still there is a limit and anyone can go beyond a certain level of endurance. After that he or she will burn out and stress will take a toll on his mental and physical health. Similarly, people who like humor and see things in a light manner are less likely to have stress as compared to those who are of serious type.

Some level of stress is required to perform at our best. However, too much stress causes many health problems. The stress hormones’ level is also high in the people who get stressed easily and often. If stress is not kept under control, it can lead to burnout and anxiety. In order to manage stress well, you need to understand your endurance level and remain within that endurance zone.

Stress affects human health very badly. The very common affects or stress, which most people are quite clear about now, are related to psychological area including anxiety, depression, burnouts, and breakdowns. There are physical effects of stress as well which many people are not quite clear about. If you go through stress continuously for longer periods then it can cause diabetes, cancer, angina, heart attack, stroke, ulcers, and arthritis etc.

These diseases are caused by stress because stress can change hormone levels and can also have affect on the individual cells in the human body. The cells go through oxidation which can destroy the cells. When we use our bodies in anyway, the cells go through a change and breakdown process. However, human body also has a mechanism to repair such cells and brings balance to the body. This process of repairing body cells keeps us healthy and disease free.

When stress is too high that cell oxidation and cell breakage starts at a faster speed and higher level as compared to the repair process then more of the cells are destroyed even before the repair process. These cells belong to different body parts including our heart, lungs, stomach lining, brain, and every other part. Now, the area which is more affected with this whole oxidation process causes a disease to show up. For example, if more destruction happens to the heart cells then the person might have heart problems etc.

In order to avoid this damage, we need to keep the destruction process slower than the repair process. You can try this stress reduction home learning program to reduce your levels of stress and stopping it from becoming anxiety. This can be done by reducing the stress levels by using different techniques, for managing your tasks, time, anger, and other areas, which we have discussed in our other articles. If you cannot change the stressful scenarios due to any reason then you need to support your body by providing additional nutrition which can help manage stress.

Many nutritional supplements containing Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Zinc, Selenium, B Complex, and different others are developed to support your body to improve the repair process which helps keep your body healthy. You can try nutritional supplements for stress management.

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