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Excess stress affects different people in different ways at different times in their life. Your ability to cope will depend on several factors, such as your overall health, your personality type, the way you’ve learned to cope in the past and how many stressful events you have experienced recently without having the opportunity to recover in between. We can take so much stress, but eventually we reach a point when even small amounts of pressure can result in emotional or physical collapse.

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Stress - What you can do about it



See also "Insomnia and other sleeping problems"

"Well, I don’t get angry, OK? I mean, I have a tendency to internalize. I can’t express anger. That’s one of the problems I have. I . . . I grow a tumour instead.”
(Woody Allen in ‘Manhattan’)

Excess stress affects different people in different ways at different times in their life. Your ability to cope will depend on several factors, such as your overall health, your personality type, the way you’ve learned to cope in the past and how many stressful events you have experienced recently without having the opportunity to recover in between. We can take so much stress, but eventually we reach a point when even small amounts of pressure can result in emotional or physical collapse.
  • The Results of Chronic Stress (exhaustion)
  • Stress hormones go out of balance
  • Insulin is erratic – hypoglycaemia becomes diabetes
  • Poor sleep recovery
  • Immune system significantly deficient – more frequent infections
  • Major illnesses begin
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Cancer
  • Infections
  • Autoimmune disorders
Degenerative diseases

To avoid this situation of deterioration or collapse of your physical or emotional/psychological state of health, it is wise to learn how to spot the signs of stress. Knowledge is power – power to take action to reduce the stressful events or circumstances.

How to deal with overstress

Reduce your stress load:

1. Make your life regular as clockwork
2. Give yourself a break today
3. Lighten up your load of social engagements
4. Postpone making any changes in your living environment
5. Reduce the number of hours you spend at work or school if possible
6. Keep your blood sugar steady
7. Eat more vegetables
8. Take a quality multi vitamin and mineral capsule
9. Reduce use of pick-me-up’s (sugar, caffeine, chocolate, alcohol)
10. Avoid allergens
11. Start an enjoyable exercise – rest your mind
12. Stop your put-me-down’s (valium/other drugs)
13. Visit your Doctor
14. Visit a professional counsellor
15. Visit a nutritional consultant
16. Have a regular massage

Why do we feel stressed?

It is important for survival that our bodies produce the stress response known as the fight-or-flight reaction. When we are stressed, our bodies produce adrenaline, and it is this hormone which makes us experience most of the physical and emotional feelings when we are distressed.

If we did not produce adrenaline, we would not feel stressed, but we also would not respond appropriately to the dangers or tasks of life. Without adrenaline, we would not survive in the jungle, and we would not survive in the modern city, with all its expectations.

Adrenaline is produced by the Adrenal glands. These small glands sit one on top of each kidney. If you think of them like a boiled egg, then the outer white part is called the adrenal cortex, and the yolk is called the adrenal medulla.

The yolk, or the medulla, is part of the body’s sympathetic nervous system. It is the first part of the nervous system to act as a line of defence during times of stress.

Imagine a stressful situation:

You are walking your dog in the park, quite relaxed, and a large mean-looking dog comes running towards you. Your instant thought is that this could be a dangerous situation. You might need to fight the dog off, or you might need to run! Instantly, nerve signals from your brain tell the adrenal medulla to release adrenaline into your blood stream. Almost immediately, this stress has increased your blood levels of adrenaline by as much as a thousandfold. This extra adrenaline then produces an instant response in different parts of the body, so your whole system goes on to red alert.
  • Your pulse rate, blood pressure and the force of contraction of your heart increase so more blood can be pumped to your muscles and brain.
  • Your circulation diverts blood away from the intestines towards your brain (for quick thinking), skeletal muscles (for exercise) and skin (for rapid cooling on exertion). Reduced blood flow in the intestines can cause feelings of ‘butterflies’, while extra blood in the skin can make you flush with fear.
  • Your sweat glands are switched on, ready to cool your body during sudden exercise; you literally sweat with fear.
  • Your muscles tense ready for action – you stiffen and tremble with fear and your voice becomes high-pitched and shaky.
  • Your breathing rate goes up and your airways widen to bring extra oxygen into your body – you may breathe in suddenly and deeply, described as catching your breath.
  • Your sugar levels increase as the body’s stores are raised to provide instant energy for extra power, strength and speed.
  • Your pupils dilate to improve your field of vision – your eyes can literally widen with fear.
  • Your bowels empty (nervous diarrhoea) to make you lighter for running; under severe stress, you may even be sick, too.
  • Chemicals are released into your blood that make it clot more easily, and cause damaged blood vessels to constrict to reduce bleeding from wounds.
In males, the stress reaction also draws the testicles up towards the abdomen, for safe keeping.

These effects of adrenaline prepare the body for running away or for combat when you are under threat or pressure. This is the first stage of the stress reaction – known as the fight-or-flight response – in which energy is mobilised within the body. In ancient times, this helped the caveman survive in hostile surroundings, by giving him extra speed, power and energy to run away from predators such as the tiger or hunters from neighbouring settlements.

The second stage of the stress reaction is when the stress hormones are used up in vigorous exercise during fighting or fleeing. This exercise would soon neutralise the stress response and bring the body systems back into normal balance. The energy provided by the body is used up.

Nowadays, the need to fight or flee rarely occurs so the effects of stress build up to make you jittery, tense and trembling inside. This build up of stress then develops into the third stage of the stress reaction – the potentially harmful stage – in which energy is drained from the body.

Exercise itself will also trigger the fight-or-flight reaction as an appropriate response to prepare your body for intense activity – a response which will naturally power down as exercise comes to an end and another branch of the nervous system – known as the parasympathetic nervous system – reverses the stress reaction and brings the body back to normal function. As exercise is designed to accompany and neutralise the fight-or-flight response, one of the best stress-busting tactics is to increase your level of activity and burn your tension away when you feel the pressure building up.

If stress continues for any length of time, the adrenal glands also increase their output of the steroid hormone, cortisol, from the outer cortex. This rise in cortisol seems to be essential for survival, for if it does not occur (for example, if the adrenal glands are surgically removed) even slight stress may lead to sudden death unless steroid injections are given. Exactly how and why this happens remains unknown. In the short term, this increase in cortisol levels is therefore potentially life-saving. If stress continues, however, so cortisol levels remain persistently high, it can lead to harmful and disruptive symptoms. Any stimulus that increases secretion of cortisol from the adrenal cortex is described as a stressor.

Stress - Mood altering drugs and nutrients

Each year Americans take nearly 5 billion doses of tranquillizers to calm down. They take another 5 billion doses of barbituates to unwind and sleep, and another 3 billion doses of amphetamines to perk up. (Posner 1982)

Stress can change metabolism and eating behaviour, but dietary habits can also change sensitivity to stressors. In this sense, eating right is just as important as managing stress, because vulnerability to stress increases with poor diet. There are two ways in which this happens:-
  1. Excess sugar depletes vitamins and minerals. These are needed to keep the nervous system working. Depletion of B vitamins (B1, B3 and B12) increases nervous system reactivity, irritability and nervousness. So you increase your vulnerability to stress by eating sugar.
  2. Coffee, cola, chocolate (and other caffeine sources) increase stress sensitivity. As little as 2 cups of coffee can cause nervousness, insomnia and headaches. Caffeine acts as a stimulent to the central nervous system. It tends to charge up the autonomic system and it lowers the thresholds for stress reactions. In other words, you are more likely to interpret an event as stressful if you take too much caffeine. You are also more likely to respond impulsively and intensely in stressful situations after excess caffeine.
Stress and the Immune System

"Well, I don’t get angry, OK? I mean, I have a tendency to internalize. I can’t express anger. That’s one of the problems I have. I . . . I grow a tumour instead.”
(Woody Allen in ‘Manhattan’)

One of the hormones the body secretes in time of stress is cortisol, a hormone known to suppress the immune function.

Studies on widows and widowers have shown that in times of stress and bereavement lymphocytes (white blood cells) were inhibited in their fight against disease. For this reason you are more susceptible in times of stress to the common cold and flu viruses.

Lowered immunity leads to:
  • Cancer
  • Frequent infections
  • AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)
  • Candidiasis
Often, a combination of supplements may help in alleviating this condition. You may wish to consult a nutritional therapist for personal advice

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