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  • Writer's picture Faith Lambert

How Stress Affects Your Body

The body’s response/physiological response

  • Adrenaline is pumped into the bloodstream, starting the physiological symptoms.

o Pulse and blood pressure increase, breathing gets rapid and shallow, senses become heightened, and glucose gets released.

This whole process happens very quickly, and usually after the event, the body starts to regulate back to its state before the process starts. Most of us are under so much chronic stress that the activation never fully yields, and the stress response cycle never gets completed, similar to an idling engine, and if that stays idling, burnout can happen. Dealing with day-to-day stress can be discouraging, but long-term health implications are also tied to chronic stress.

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