8 systems of the body affected during stress

Stress can have far reaching effects on our health and it affects almost all the organ systems in the body. Having a knowledge of all these is important and it is so is the need to eliminate / resolve the stressful situation at the earliest.

1 Musculoskeletal System

When the body is stressed, muscles tense up. Muscle tension is almost a reflex reaction to stress — the body’s way of guarding against injury and pain.

Relaxation techniques have been shown to effectively reduce muscle tension, decrease the incidence of certain stress-related disorders, such as headache, and increase a sense of well-being.

2 Respiratory System Continue reading “8 systems of the body affected during stress”

Can stress be good?

It’s almost become fashionable to say “ Oh! I am so stressed”

Well, actually stress arising from certain situations is healthy and much needed.

Firstly let’s gain an understanding of the body’s response to stress :

What is the Stress Response?

McLeod (2010)  defines Stress as a biological and psychological response experienced on encountering a threat that we feel we do not have the resources to deal with. Continue reading “Can stress be good?”