The General Adaption Syndrome

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The general adaption syndrome or sometimes referred to as GAS is a collection of symptoms of a stress disease named by Hans Selye in the 1930s. GAS is defined as sequenced physiological responses to the presence of a stressor, involving the alarm, resistance, and exhaustion stages of the stress response. GAS is a three stage process that describes the physiological changes that the body goes through when stressed. These stages are alarm, resistance, and exhaustion. The alarm stage is involuntary and the changes are controlled by the hormonal and nervous system. Once you are exposed to an event that is threatening or dangerous, the body immediately prepares for difficulty. The hormones and nerves trigger the “fight or flight” response. Your
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