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Physical changes associated with frequent or severe stress are increase in heart rate, increase in blood pressure, increase in respiratory rate, stimulates the liver to release more glucose, your pupils dilate to improve your vision senses, your adrenal glands also release the chemical cortisol. Chronic stress can cause severe damage to the cardiovascular system by increasing the risk of coronary artery disease, raising blood pressure, increasing your risk for diabetes, cancer, stroke, and raising your chances of being obese. Chronic stress may reduce the immune systems reactions to hormonal secretions that are normally used to fight inflammatory response. When I was younger I had this problem. I went to several different Doctors and not one Doctor could figure out what
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Unformatted text preview: was wrong with me. After seeing my third allergist, he basically told me I was allergic to myself. My face, tongue, and throat would swell out of no where, going into anaphylactic shock, yet not allergic to anything. I did not eat for 6 months or better; afraid I would swell and possibly die. I finally went to an acupuncturist I she taught me about meditation, and whenever I had the feeling of swelling I would start my breathing exercises starting from my toes working my way up to my head. I learned how to stop these reactions, also how to cope with stress. Chronic stress may affect your digestive system causing bloating, constipation, or just the opposite causing diarrhea, peptic ulcers, even irritable bowel syndrome....
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This note was uploaded on 01/25/2011 for the course SCI/162 AAGR0OHNS2 taught by Professor Helencole during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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