The negative effects of stress can be seen both physically and psychologically. In this post I want to focus on just seven of the physical conditions either known or generally regarded to have stress as a primary or related cause.
High blood pressure can occur if adrenaline levels remain high. When blood vessels narrow they constrict the blood supply to various organs and this has consequences. Restriction of blood to the kidneys, for example, leads to the production of a hormone that increases blood pressure further. The liver meanwhile produces more cholesterol and other fats that merely collects in blood vessels if not used up.
Gastric upsets in the form of inflammation or possibly ulcers occur as a result of stomach acid production. Long term the muscles around the bowel may spasm leading to painful irregular bowel movements, constipation and diarrhea, a condition known as irritable bowel syndrome.
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Stress can wreck havoc on your health. And if you have asthma, you no doubt know that stress can cause asthma symptoms. The signs and symptoms of stress range from the benign to the dramatic – from simply feeling tired at the end of the day to having a heart attack. Researchers estimate that 75 percent to 90 percent of all visits to primary care physicians are for complaints and conditions that are, in some way, related to stress. And every week, approximately 112 million people take some form of medication for stress-related symptoms. Combine stress and asthma, and the result can be shortness of breath, panic attacks, a feeling of anxiousness, and a whole lot of worrying. In short, when stress rears its ugly head and you have asthma, you may trigger an asthma attack.“Asthma can be set off by stress, but I am not sure that anyone fully understands why,” says Dr. Marjorie L. Slankard, Clinical Professor of Medicine at Columbia University College of Ph...
Definition A broken jaw is a break in the jaw bone. A dislocated jaw means the lower part of the jaw has moved out of its normal position at one or both joints where the jaw bone connects to the skull (temporomandibular joints). Alternative Names Dislocated jaw; Fractured jaw; Broken jaw; TMJ dislocation Considerations A broken or dislocated jaw usually heals completely after treatment. However, the jaw may become dislocated again in the future. Complications may include: Airway blockage Bleeding Breathing blood or food into the lungs Difficulty eating (temporary) Difficulty talking (temporary) Infection of the jaw or face Jaw joint ( TMJ ) pain and other problems Problems aligning the teeth Causes The most common cause of a broken or dislocated jaw is injury to the face. This may be due to: Assault Industrial accident Motor vehicle accident Recreational or sports injury
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