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The Musculoskeletal System

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Have you ever had to stand up in front of a class to give a speech and felt your hands getting sweaty? What about that last Halloween trail ride that you went on, did you feel your heart pounding when that goblin jumped out right in front of you? If so you know you can feel stress on both your body and your mind. Stress is so common in America today; we are calling it “the new normal.” Just saying the word may be enough to set your nerve on edge. These expressions are familiar to us, “I’m under too much stress,” “I’m stressed out,” or “Work is one big stress.” Definitely, stress is difficult to define because it means different things to different people. According to Hans Selye a pioneer who conducted groundbreaking scientific work…show more content…
During stress our bodies immunological system is challenged and causes the body to have a lowered number of T-lymphocyte cells which are responsible for destroying antigens. Excessive amount of stress causes T cells to be decreased which causes the body to decrease or not be able to withstand antigens leading to an asthma attack.
Musculoskeletal System The musculoskeletal system is the foundation of our body structure, making up our bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons. The skeleton, supported by the muscular system, bones and joints makes movement in our body. The health of bones is important and effected by the amount of stress placed on them. Bones and muscles lose their bulk when they are not used so it is important to exercise and keep active in order to keep your musculoskeletal system healthy (The Musculoskeletal System, 2012). One problem associated with the musculoskeletal system is temporomandibular joint disorder. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a small joint located in front of the ear where the skull and lower jaw meet. Common complaints of this disorder include of earaches, headaches and limited ability to open the mouth. Individuals may also hear grating sounds and feel pain when opening and closing the mouth (The TMJ,
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Everyone's physical, mental, and emotional condition is a combination of both.” Emotional health conditions lead to physical health conditions, it is important to sort out any stress, sadness or anxiety early on before it leads to high blood pressure, chest pain or headaches. Healthcare is in need of a more holistic approach to care. New York college of health professions clearly expressed treating the "whole" person, not simply symptoms and disease”. Living a balanced life is the best approach to taking care of our bodies and mind. A few ways we can release some of the stress include listening to music, taking breaks, regular exercise and our company’s Employee Assistance
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