What is stress and the stages of stress?
Stress has more and more become both a symptom of life and the cause for many illnesses
Personality types and the impact of stress
Stress is something trivial to a person with Type B Personality. In normal circumstances theirÂ mechanisms have been finely tuned to appropriately react to the daily stresses in life.
Those with Type A Personality are high strung, highly motivated, quick to anger and oftentimes driven on a daily basis by stress and anxiety. Whether the stress has transitioned into an unhealthy stress is dependent on the severity and repetitiveness of the stress and anxiety.
- Cardiac Problems
- Bowel Issues
- Dizziness and poor circulation
- Breathing problems, Athsma
- Muscular pain and arthritis
- Sleep Problems
- Diabetes, Elevated Blood Sugar
- Blurred Vision and Eye Problems
General Adaptation Syndrome (Stages of Stress)
First Stage of Stress is â€śThe Alarmâ€ť
- Pupils dilate
- Saliva and mucus secretions dry up
- Tension is felt in the muscles
- Heart rate speeds up
- Digestive system shuts down to conserve energy
- Breathing rate increases
- Liver pumps stored sugar to fuel activity
- Adrenal glands are stimulated to produce more adrenaline
- Blood is diverted to the brain and muscles to keep them well supplied for the alarm stage