"Silent Killer" sneaks unnoticed: 20 facts about how the stress pushes us to the grave

In the view of most stress - a state that is close to critical. But the truth is that stress - this is our daily companion, do their "dirty work" for the destruction of health imperceptibly, little by little, day by day ...

1. Stress called the "silent killer" because it can lead to heart disease, high blood pressure, chest pain and irregular heartbeat.

2. That stress can turn gray - is a myth, but a lot of stress can lead to hair loss. Hair loss can begin within three months after a stressful event.

3. The most stressful occupations in the past year were: the surgeon, pilot, photo journalist, publicist and agent.

4. Stress in women can negatively affect the maturation and release of the egg, as well as lead to miscarriage in pregnant women.

5. Stress in men and affects the number of sperm motility and can lead to erectile dysfunction.

6. Laughing lowers levels of stress hormones and strengthens the immune system.

7. the stress hormone cortisol is the reason for the accumulation of abdominal fat and, in addition, expanding the individual fat cells, resulting in what doctors call "morbid" obesity.

8. Stress is directly linked with the six common causes of death: heart disease, cancer, lung disease, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver and suicide.

9. Chronic stress can slow the growth of the child by reducing the production of growth hormone from the pituitary gland.

10. At the time of high stress pupils dilate in order to gather more visual information about the situation.

11. Scientists believe that the existence of stress is part of the evolutionary process, because it is useful for survival. In particular, stress temporarily improves brain function and improves physical performance.

12. Stress makes the blood thicker, preparing the body to injury. However, such a reaction increases the likelihood of a blood clot.

13. Studies have shown that dark chocolate reduces the amount of stress hormones. In addition, cocoa is rich in antioxidants - flavonoids.

14. Chronic stress increases the number of cytokines that cause inflammation.

15. body's response to stress may be hyperexcitation, which in turn leads to chronic insomnia.

16. The first mention of stress found in the "Iliad" of Homer (8th century. BC. e.), when the Achilles complains of feeling emotional decline and suicidal thoughts.

17. Men are more likely than women to suffer from stress-related reactions, such as hypertension, aggressive behavior and alcohol and drug abuse.

18. Continuous low frequency noise can cause stress hormone production.

19. Stress creates hormonal changes in the body that can reduce sexual desire. But sex has the property of facilitating a stressful condition.

20. The sudden emotional trauma can lead to a "syndrome of a broken heart", ie cardiomyopathy (severe weakness of the heart muscle). This condition occurs quickly, usually in women.

via factroom.ru


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