Stress: how does it affect our lives?
Stress is the body’s response to the effects of adverse factors that disturb its homeostasis.
We are used to thinking about the symptoms of stress as something psychic rather than physiological. Anxiety, nervousness, emotional exhaustion and even a bad mood - all these are characteristics for a person in nervous tension. However, stress seriously affects our physiology too. Physiological manifestations of stress include muscle tension, indigestion, headaches, insomnia, overeating, unmotivated weakness and decreased immunity.
Where does it come from?
Stress can be caused by factors directly threatening a person’s life, such as injuries or lack of water and food, as well as psychological factors, which are the most typical in the modern world. Conflicts, high responsibility, exorbitant workload, the need to generate ideas constantly or vice versa, and too monotonous work lead to constant nervous tension.
Also, environmental causes of stress that people residing in large cities are most exposed to, play an increasingly important role last time. In addition to the high level of noise and air pollution - factors common to all megalopolises - each city has its own characteristics, which also affect our health and can cause stress.
When this happens stress doesn't select one specific organ to affect but strikes all of the body. Therefore, it is necessary to combat it and overcome its negative consequences comprehensively.