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What are events that prove stress responses?

Stress is the process of appraising and responding to a threatening or challenging event. Stress arises from how a person appraises the events. The process by which we perceive and respond to certain events, called stressors, that we appraise as threatening or challenging

What is General Adaptation syndrome?

It is the process your body goes through when you are exposed to any kind of stress, positive or negative. It has 3 phases which are alarm reaction, resistance, and exhaustion.

How do we respond and adapt to stress?

First, the individual has an alarm reaction, as his sympathetic nervous system is suddenly activated. The heart rate zooms. Blood is diverted to your skeletal muscles. You feel the faintness of shock. Second, resistance, temperature, blood pressure, and respiration remain high. Your adrenal glands pump hormones into your bloodstream. You are fully engaged, summoning all your resources to meet the challenge. Last, with exhaustion, individuals become more vulnerable to illness or even, in extreme cases, collapse and death. People adapt to stress in different ways. Positive ones are; seeking and giving support (tend-and-befriend, more common in women), nurturing, and banding together. This is caused by oxytocin, a stress-moderating hormone associated with pair-bonding in animals and released by cuddling, massage, and breastfeeding in humans. Negative adaptations are; withdrawal, pulling back, Conserve energy, and turn to alcohol. It frequently pays to spend our assets in battling or escaping an outside danger. But we do so at a toll. When the stretch is transitory, the toll is little. When stretch endures, we may pay a much higher cost, which brings down resistance to contaminants and other dangers to mental and physical well-being.

Natalia Alanoca

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