Our body produces two biochemicals that can break down the body and age it significantly. These two biochemicals are responsible for our normal fight or flight response, but when left on during the chronic stress has negative ramifications on the body. These biochemicals are Epinephrine and Glucocorticoids. Chronic stress can be lethal. When the body is stressed it shuts down all the bodes essential systems including the immune system. Stress knocks out the bodes ability to heal itself. This could lead to stomach ulcers, plaques in coronary arteries. Stress induces high blood pressure which causes blood vessels to narrow internally and thicken externally. This change can lead to a heart attack or stroke.
And this his is just the beginning of stresses deadly curse. Medical research performed on lab rats have shown lab rats lose brain cells during stress, and actually get dumb. This is because the neurochemicals dopamine is stymied from being depressed. Dopamine is a feel good chemical that makes us feel happy and healthy. Stress also leads to a multiple psychiatric disorders such as bipolar disease and schizophrenia.
Putting on Weigh- Glucocorticoids are responsible for distribution of abdominal fat. Stress fat is dangerous fat. It behaves differently because of the hormones it carry’s In short, abdominal stress fats creates heart disease.
Telomeres- These are the end caps off the end of chromosomes. As we age naturally, these telomeres shorten.. What medical research has repeatedly shown is an aggressive shortening of these telomeres in primate and humans who are subjected to chronic stress. The end result is advanced aging of the body, and a slowing of brain function. Numerous research targeting chronically stressed mothers, has shown an aging of 6 years of aging for every year of stress. Based on a severe degeneration of the telomere end caps. Studies targeting stressed out healthcare nurses tending to the needs of Alzheimer’s patients have shown and aging factor of plus twenty years beyond their biological age.
So what is the antidote for combat stress? Control of your life for one. Avoid the 80 hour work week. More positive reinforcement in life situations. These changes reinforce a sense of empowerment, landing toward a more utopia lifestyle.
Baboon primate studies have shown that social affiliation is a powerful thing, don’t bite each other, it’s better to give than receive. By reducing stress you will thrive. Exercise, sleep and proper nutritional habits have also been shown to improve quality of life in primates as it does in humans. All together creates physical utopia and therefore slows down the destructive aging process of stress.
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