How does stress affect physical wellness?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 4, 2021, 11:22 pm ad1c9bdddf
Stress affects physical wellness through many channels. Stress is signaled through the body by the hypothalamus secreting hormone messenger molecules that direct the pituitary gland to release a second type of molecule that then stimulates the adrenal glands to release adrenaline, cortisol and catecholamines (http://www.womentowomen.com/emotionsandhealth/stressmanagement.aspx). Adrenaline and cortisol cause our hearts to beat faster and our respiratory rate to increase. Our body becomes imbalanced, causing physical and mental problems.
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