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    Especially, the Sympathetic Nervous System which is responsible for "fight or flight" behavior responds to such treat. The sympathetic nervous system is a part of the autonomic nervous system, which is a part of peripheral nervous system (PNS). It expands and raises energy that associated with fight-or-flight response coined by Walter Cannon. The "fight or flight” system speeds up the heart rate and releases Norepinephrine on to the heart. These

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    Stress: A Factor Leading to Illness?

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    which the adaptations of the body can go astray, must be considered. To this very day, two physiological pathways are known to demonstrate the extraordinary responsiveness of the body to stressful stimulus, the neuroendocrine response and the immune system response. These pathways demonstrate the negative influence of stress upon physical health by directly effecting biological processes, which in turn escalates susceptibility to diseases, or through changing the patterns of behavior, which increases

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    are faced with, then we experience psychological and physiological responses to the stressor. In the short term, stress can be quite stimulating and motivating. In the long term stress can result in illness and even death. Seyle claimed two systems were involved in the way the body responds to stressors, the hypothalamic-pituitary axis and the ANS-adrenal medulla On top of each kidney we have the adrenal cortex and adrenal medulla, together called the a... ... middle of paper ...

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    Stress definition “A state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances.” https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/stress Stress can cause a wave of hormones into your body. If your body identifies stress, a mini location in the base of the brain called the hypothalamus operates by making the body to grow hormones that can include adrenaline and cortisol. Stress can have different effects on participants when playing sport. For example, if your stressed

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    For example, a body violently shivering in the cold over extended periods would create wear and tear on the body systems trying to maintain a stable bodily temperature (Lovallo, 2015). This idea of physiological fluctuations within bodily systems to meet demands for homeostasis is known as allostasis. McEwen and Stellar (1993) developed this and coined the term allostatic load to capture the cost to the body of enduring exposure

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    The Physiology of Stress

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    physiological effects on the body that with long term effects can be extremely bad on ones health. What parts of the body are involved in the stress response? Stress is mainly the function of the nervous system and endocrine system. Once the body perceives the stressor, it stimulates the nervous and endocrine systems. ... ... middle of paper ... ...porary storage sites in the body and those nutrients flood into the bloodstream, supplying energy to all parts of the body. If the stressor remains to be

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    Introduction Arousal affects the body in many ways. It relaxes the bronchi, strengthens the heartbeat, inhibits activity in the digestive system, contracts the blood vessels and dilated pupils. These are all part of the sympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system, which comes into play when we are aroused of alerted. The changes due to the sympathetic branch help us to prepare for 'fight or flight' according to 'Cannon.' When we see someone who is attractive, our pupils dilate. If they

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    What is Stress?

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    Final Action Plan Author Affiliation Stress is a body's method of reacting to a challenge. According to the stressful event, the body's way to respond to stress is by sympathetic nervous system activation which results in the fight-or-flight response. In humans, stress typically describes a negative condition or a positive condition that can have an impact on a person's mental and physical well-being. Physiological or biological stress is an organism's response to a stressor such as an environmental

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    stress and health

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    The hormone activates the adrenal cortex which releases another hormone called Corticosteroids. The role of this hormone is to release energy (from the liver) and stimulate the response of the immune system. At the same time the ACTH is released, the hypothalamus activates the automatic nervous system which then sends information to the adrenal medulla (inner part of the adrenal gland). This releases adrenaline and noradrenalin which, activates a reaction called by Cannon (1914) ‘fight or flight’

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    Stress

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    is: The condition that results when the person–environment transaction lead the individual to perceive a discrepancy, whether real or not, between the demands of a situation and the resources of the persons biological, psychological and social system. Theories of stress have changed over time, from models about the psychological responses to the body life events theory and more recently transaction models for example the environment and other people. Stressors are stimuli that require

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