A Research Study On Health

1139 Words Jun 18th, 2015 5 Pages
In the case study, talks about a young person who have been admitted to the mental health unit, who is experiencing a serious stress and anxiety.
The context in which an individual lives is of great importance on health status and quality of life. Health is maintained and improved through the advancement and application of health science and through the efforts and suitable lifestyle choices of the individual. According to the World Health Organisation, the main determinants of health include the social and economic environment, the physical environment, and the person 's individual characteristics and behaviors.
Having stress for a long period of time can lead anxiety disorders like phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder. It can also lead to depleting physical and emotional affect. Stress and anxiety can make the individual constant sick as their immune system is reduced. Stress can trigger the immune systems which will have an effect on food intake. For example, if a person is chronically stressed they are more prone and more frequent to viral infection like cold or flu. As well, any cuts or bruises in the body will take longer to heal because the immune system is low.
The first steps of understanding stress and anxiety:
Stress is the body 's way to response to any change that requires an adjustment or response. The body reacts to these changes with physical, mental and emotional responses.
This particular young man is suffering serious stress and anxiety.…
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