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Unformatted text preview: Week Four DQ 2 According to the ABC News Special Stress Management, what is the name of the stress hormone released by the body? Why is it important to recognize the types of health issues that result from toxic stress? The name of the stress hormone released by the body is “Cortisol”, which is a hormone that is released by the adrenal glands whenever the body is subjected to chronic stress and is distributed through throughout the body in the blood stream. It is important to know if cortisol stays in our body for long periods of time it will drastically reduce our body’s natural immune system, leaving us venerable to become sick like easily catching a cold, high blood pressure, and the body’s ability to control blood glucose levels can be affected. Our body’s natural reaction to stress is to release the hormone into the blood stream, as a result the heart will bump faster, breathing rate increases, blood pressure rises, and blood floe to the muscles increases with a sudden increase in sugars into the...
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- Spring '10
- Stress, Cortisol