The Affect of Stress Essays

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What is stress? Stress is defined as the physical, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral responses to events that are viewed as threatening or challenging (Ciccarelli and White 2009). Stress differs from person to person and can be experienced in many difference ways. Also, what may be stressful to me may not be stressful to someone else. In this paper I plan on discussing how people can be affected by stress positively and negatively. I will go specifically go over a few ways people are affected by stress; aches and pains you may feel from stress, effects of prenatal stress, and positive stress.
How stress can affect many people: Every day life events can send us on an emotional rollercoaster and we can positively or
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Most of the time what he does isn’t even something I would have yell at him about and quite honestly, he gets yelled at because I was already in a bad mood. My fiancé also has the same problem when it comes to frustrating situations at work. So my karma actually comes back to me and I have a better understanding that he’s not really upset with me just displaying his anger with another situation.

Aches and pains: Stress can be a pain in the neck (literally!). Our body can tend to use pain as a sign that we are stress out. In the book, The Stress Effect, there are several cases that are discussed where the author, chiropractor Richard Weinstein comes across a few patients that are experiencing pain throughout their body. While treating these patients, he discovers that a lot of their pain is cause from elevated or decrease levels of adrenal hormones. One case in particular, (called Marilyn) discusses how a patient was experiencing burning pain in her esophagus, blood in the stool, low red blood cell count, extremely fatigue and weakness, and multiple joint pains. After months of treatment and tests it was discovered that the culprit was elevated cortisol levels and depressed DHEA levels. He finds that these two adrenal hormones are key to pain associated with stress (Richard Weinstein, 2004).

Effects on stress during
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