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Body reactions during stress

Body reactions lead to psychological and emotional strain because of stress. Stress is an important part in our daily life as it is exposed to pressure. It makes our blood pressure high. One feels increase in heartbeat and muscle tension during stress. Blood stops flowing to our internal organs and instead flows to the brain. These are all body reactions.

When we are frightened, or we think about running away from where we can from so that we need not face the enemy, it is our body reactions which help makes us to think in this way. This is the way our body reacts to stress. Your breathing increases and we start perspire. This happens because your body confronts the threat. These are all hormones which stimulates for the change in body. It is the pituitary gland and hypothalamus which are a part of the brain which regulates the body functions. Sometimes you remain stressed for a long time other problems develop. This is not healthy for our body and we must learn to relax. You may experience muscle weakness, bleeding, weight loss etc. which are referred to as body reactions.

As one faces stress related situations, one experiences changes as body reactions to stress. But if this persists, your body becomes overactive, resulting that it will not be able to handle the stress issues. Our body becomes exhausted and vulnerable to disease. The only prevention to this is that you should learn to deal with stress at early stage preventing yourself from body reactions which might be harmful to you.

Flight and Fight is another body reaction which our bodies produce to face challenges. This produces substances which help in raising our anxiety levels to meet challenges. This is called Flight and Fight response. Situations are declared dangerous and our brain tells our adrenal glands to produce adrenalin to our blood vessels. This is then sent to our lungs and heart and other important vessels. Example: Our muscles needs more oxygen to fight or run and then our breathing becomes quicker and deeper so that our oxygen intake in increased. This extra oxygen is carried to all the vessels where it is needed. The blood vessels then dilate and make the heart beat faster to pump oxygen through it. The areas which do not require extra oxygen, contract. This is our body reaction to flight and fight.

Body reactions such as breathing quicker, heart beating faster, butterflies in the stomach etc. happens then you are reacting to a dangerous situation. For example, you jump seeing a running car on your way. When the actions are over, our body reactions become normal.

Other body reactions of Flight and Fight response are headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, dry mouth, backache, fast breathing, palpitations, nausea etc. Luckily we are able to train out body to get over the anxiety and relax. Anxiousness and relaxation cannot take place in the same time. Our body reactions cannot handle them both together.