Stress. Symptoms and mechanism of origin

Definition of stress
Is it good or bad stress? I think like most things worth from the human approach, that we should abandon documentation.

The reported here stress is a normal physiological adaptation necessary for survival. At the time that our senses detect a dangerous moment, our main stress is put into operation.

Symptoms and sources of stress
First, the sympathetic system alerts the rest of the body to do something. They get in touch brain and muscles for quick movement, the pupils dilate, the hair stands on end, starts the heart arteries vasodilation, the senses are sharpened ... all accompanied by a primary activation of the immune system, which does not understand yet is happening but it detects an alarm and puts his subjects at work: we will meet in front ready to neutrophils, which will also signal other cells to the defense. Everybody gets to work, and it is a matter of seconds - minutes.

It is also advised, via the HPA axis (hypothalamus-pituitary (hypophysis)-adrenal) that are put into operation the stress hormones noradrenaline and cortisol. They will make us flee, move, put all our senses and muscles in action to qualify for survival. It is necessary to do so, the power generating glycolysis and lipolysis. We will take all this energy being prepared of the stored glycogen in the liver and muscles and can begin to use stored fat in adipocytes. In turn, cortisol is helping to use this energy is necessary to counter the possible hyperactivation of the immune system that would result if every time you make movements or sports, this system had to be both antigen cleaning our body. Fall into autoimmunity.


Stress recovery
Recovery from acute stress time is a time after recovery. It takes time, effort and therefore energy involved. Physiologically this is common and face different conditions and situations every day, train your body to the brain, biochemical and axles. What does it mean? That every time we are more prepared to face different situations, psychologically, emotionally, socially and physically.


Chronic stress or pathological
All this will be positive if our lines respond and rectify the situation at the right time. If not, chronic. Now we do not talk of physiological stress, but stress pathology. And not resolve, our body will be permanently activated awaiting the outcome that never comes: nervous system activated and altered by spending a lot of energy, immune system activation does not know that inflammation must be resolved but just in case there are invaders is ready, cortisol in large quantities in the blood that is diminishing the amount of potential energy storage and produces continuous proteolysis (at first thinning), in return for more easily store fat in adipose tissue (then tend to get fat. Stress long lasted subclinical). You will have a continuous feeling of fatigue is difficult to think clearly. While stressing that more will follow, and already we've gotten into a vicious circle.

The shafts can become exhausted and not even able to respond as well to any other situation of acute danger, that is what they are actually better designed. It's easier than being run over us in a stressful situation in a pathological and subclinical inflammation, as the energy distribution is not balanced and our body does not react promptly and according to events.

Also, most anything else add stress, or rather, it will make a world of anything. There is lack of quality rest, thoughts are not correct because you can not think freely the axes being continuously activated and alert.


Subclinical Stress
What does that we can be in a state of subclinical stress? Well, almost anything, depends on each person. The early years of development (first 2 years of life) are critical for the development of trust and security, and depends on the treatment and teachings of our parents (or responsible adults). It is very important to the successful development of a neuronal part of our brain, PAG, responsible adult in the future to connect the world in one way or another (that is broader, and writing here only this plan almost anecdotes). If this has been improving a lot we won for our perception of the dangers in life. The world will seem an inhospitable place, fraught with peril and threaten us all.

What things will cause a permanent axis activation:
* Repetitive thoughts about psychological problems.
* Chronic pain without resolution.
* Lack of a continuous nutrient, mineral or hydration.
* Fear.
* And many more.

While it is impossible to have good thoughts inside the body if it is alternated with hormones, neuro-messengers, cytokines, etc.. who are pursuing a pro-inflammatory information to our head to continue working to achieve it. The body knows nothing more than to save.

So when our thoughts are repeated again and again, not sleeping for the mortgage, so it can happen that has not passed by the meeting the next day, etc., Think that our body does not know if we distinguish this from attacked by a lion, pursued by a mammoth, or are we going to get hit by a car. And when in doubt, always acts like to save. But if we always have to be saving, because it runs out, adapts, and keeps us in a state of activation and subclinical inflammation, maintained, which is difficult to return to rest, and very important too, is unable to react in situations acute. For example, we more easily colds, menstrual cycles being out of step, we will have less tolerance with family and coworkers, and we take apetecerá more sweets and chocolate (the end of the energy is being spent without actually arrives enough to the head and this gives us the order to remain hungry. And why is the candy? Because it gives rapid results, deceit hormones to feel better. But not last long. Physiologically it is the right choice).

We can recommend, being responsible in all areas of our lives, not only at work. Be responsible with: our own leisure, rest, social life, family, fun, food, hydration .... And perhaps gradually return the body to react properly. And as extra little help, we recommend taking "black currant" which helps balance the stress axis and up the defenses.

The next time the long-term concern is not knowing what's going to get clothes, think about your poor adrenaline and cortisol that think that pursues him a lion.

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