wk4-dq3 - According to Figure 3.2 on p. 63 (Ch.3), the...

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According to Figure 3.2 on p. 63 (Ch.3), the physical changes associated with frequent of severe stress are: Muscle tension Blood clotting ability increases Body cells releasing energy fast Blood receiving more energy-producing substances Digestive system slowing as blood is redirected to more critical areas Decreases in urine production Increase in blood pressure and heart rate Perspiration increases More blood goes to muscles Increases in respiration Decreases in Salivation Hearing Ability Increases More blood goes to brain Pupils dilate to increase visual perception (Donatelle, 2009, p. 63) CVD (Cardiovascular disease), with stress being a contributing factor, can affect the cardiovascular system with a potentially fatal outcome. According to our textbook, "Historically, the increased risk of CVD from chronic stress has been has been linked to increased plaque buildup due to elevated cholesterol, hardening of the arteries, alterations in heart rhythm, increased and fluctuating blood pressure, and difficulties in
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This note was uploaded on 10/25/2011 for the course SCI 162 SCI 162 taught by Professor Leister during the Summer '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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