Stress 7

STRESS – Read Without Stress – 7

From THE HOMOEOPATHIC PRIMER by Rajgopal Nidamboor, 1994

Physiological, behavioural and cognitive responses to stress are as follows (Beach, Burns & Sheffield).

Type of response and Effect

Physiological

Escalation in heart rate and blood pressure; muscular tension; slowdown of digestive system; and release of adrenalin and noradrenalin.

Behavioural

Fall in performance level; shunning of stressful situations; passivity and inertia

Cognitive

Distortions in thinking; decreased intellectual functioning; ruminative, unproductive, anxiety-generating patterns of thought. Indecisiveness.

So far as the innumerable stress-related diseases and conditions are concerned, it would only be proper to place them in the right perspective on the basis of the systems affected and the resulting conditions. (Beach, Burns & Sheffield)

System affected and Resultant condition

Cardiovascular

Coronary artery disease, hypertension, strokes, rhythm disturbances of the heart.

Muscular

Tension headaches and muscle contraction backaches.

Locomotor

Rheumatoid arthritis and related inflammatory diseases of the connective tissue.

Respiratory

Allergic disorders: asthma and hayfever.

Gastro-intestinal

Ulcer, irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea, nausea / vomiting, and ulcerative colitis

Genito-urinary

Diuresis, impotency, frigidity.

Skin

Eczema, neurodermatitis, acne.
Others Fatigue and lethargy.

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