Stress – Effects on Our Body and How to Cope

We live in a dynamic world in which we have to deal with stressful situation on a daily basis. And whether we realise it or not, stress is going to slowly going to creep in along with its negative effects. While it’s impossible to get rid of it entirely, there are coping mechanisms which are at least going to help limit the negative effects. Speaking of the latter, let’s take a look at different systems of your body and the way stress affects them.

Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems 

Stress is going to cause your heart to pump faster while stress-released hormones are going to cause the blood vessels to constrict and therefore raise the blood pressure. Frequent stress puts you at a higher risk of experiencing a heart attack or a stroke.

Digestive System 

Stress can actually affect the way food moves through your entire body, and this could lead to constipation or diarrhoea. Furthermore, you can also experience stomach ache, nausea, and even vomiting.

Muscular System 

If you are undergoing frequent and continuous stress on a regular basis, men’s testosterone levels are going to start dropping. This could negatively interfere with the production of sperm and potentially cause dysfunction or even impotence.

Immune System 

People who are undergoing chronic stress are more susceptible to a wide range of different conditions ranging from the common cold to some neurological conditions.

A Helping Hand…

As you can see, stress is most certainly something that you want to take into proper consideration. We shouldn’t underestimate its significance. Both personally and in business. A good way to help cope with stress and overwhelm is to seek professional coaching. This can provide you with valuable insights and techniques on how to deal with high levels of stress in your work place or at home. The results are most certainly going to be beneficial. There are a few things that could help you get through stressful situations.

You should take your time to recharge. Every 90 minutes at work, take a few minutes only for you. Make sure that you don’t interact with anyone and simply take time for you, relax breathe even meditate or contemplate. Relax and recharge. You should also develop healthy responses. In a lot of the cases, our stress is self-inflicted. If you seek confrontation or a hidden agenda, you are most likely going to find it. So, with this in mind, you should most definitely develop healthier responses and do not approach different situations with back thoughts or raised emotions. Instead, approach them with positivity, and a clear mind and you will quickly see how your days are going to become less stressful.

In any case, reducing the levels of stress that you undergo on a daily basis is paramount for your health so make sure to handle this. Get in Touch today