Week Four DQ 3 - muscles increases with a rapid release of...

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Week Four DQ 3 According to Figure 3.2 on p. 63 (Ch. 3), what are the physical changes associated with frequent or severe stress? How might stress affect the cardiovascular, immune, and digestive systems? According to the textbook, the physical changes associated with frequent or severe stress are summarized into “the flight-or-fight response”, any time our body is subjected to stress; an automatic chemical reaction is inevitable. Our emotional reaction triggers the adrenal glands to release hormones into our blood stream. Because of this the heart rate is elevated, breathing rate increases, blood pressure is high, and blood flow into the blood
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Unformatted text preview: muscles increases with a rapid release of sugars into the blood stream. This is what can cause the human reaction to be extraordinary in dealing with the threat. People with high level of stress are at an increase risk for cardiovascular diseases, immune system, as well as digestive system. Many researches were conducted on this subject and found a big impact on heart rate, blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke. The release of cortisol as a result of stress over time, without relief, will reduce the immune system to respond properly. Stress also causes the blood not to flow into the digestive system causing nausea and cramping....
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2012 for the course SCI/162 AAGR0OHNS2 taught by Professor Helencole during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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