Stress Essay

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What is stress? Stress is the process by which we perceive and respond to certain events, called stressors, (catastrophic events, significant life changes, and daily hassles) that we appraise as threating or challenging (Psychology 10th edition David Myers Pg.487, 2013). Stress is normal and we as humans all go through it. It is a physical and psychological reaction to our never-ending demands and challenges in life. Negative stress, anxiety, and tension are particularly common issues in modern life. Our brain has a lot to do with how we perceive stress. Our brain is like an alarm system to let our bodies know that we are going through stress and that we need to do something about it. Stress triggers signals which allow our bodies to…show more content…
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When people experience stress they often stop using healthy coping strategies like exercising, eating healthy, or catching up with friends to keep their mood on track. Stress leads to lower moods, irritability, sleep disruption, and loss of concentration. All these contributing factors of stress can lead a person to ruin their relationships and eventually isolate themselves from those close to them, which will lead them to becoming depressed. Stress influences our bodies systems, when it comes to our sexual and reproductive systems stress can be wearing on the body and mind which can cause us to lose our interest and desire for sex. Stress can cause irregularities, amenorrhea (absent period) and even heavier and painful periods for women. When men undergo continuous stress, they experience a decrease in testosterone levels which interferes with the production of sperm which can lead to erectile dysfunction. According to WebMD, 10 to 20 percent of all cases of erectile dysfunction (ED) are linked to psychological factors like stress. There are different types of stress which is why stress management can often be complicated. There is acute, episodic,

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