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WHAT HAPPENS TO OUR BODY WHEN WE ARE STRESSED?

Adrenal gland produces adrenaline

This speeds up the heart and increases blood pressure.


Adrenal gland produces cortisol This increases glucose in the blood and energy production. Over long periods of stress these reactions can cause illness and reduce life expectancy.


The pituitary gland produces oxytocin

Can reverse the effects of stress.


THE EFFECTS OF STRESS

How you may feel mentally and emotionally:

Anxious

Low self-esteem

Overwhelmed

Angry

Sad

Constant worrying

Lack of concentration

Difficulty making decisions

Racing thoughts

Frustration


Lots of things can cause you to be stressed and this isn’t something to be concerned about. However, the effects of long-term stress can put your health at risk. The long term effects of stress can lead to:


Mental health conditions

Cardiovascular problems

Problems with your immune system

Digestive problems

Behavioural changes


COPING STRATEGIES

Eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly

Make time for yourself to relax and socialise

Set yourself goals or challenges to build confidence

Avoid unhealthy habits

Ask others to put your own problems into perspective

Look for the positives and the things for which you're grateful


MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID COURSES LANCASHIRE AVAILABLE ONLINE AND ONSITE

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