Knowing these stress facts is going to help you. How? At least you will know what stress can do to you. And…once you know the ill-doings of stress, you can identify whether you are under stress or not. Once identified, you can deploy necessary stress management techniques to make your life better. Go through this article on random stress facts carefully because stress can affect every aspect of your life. Act before it is too late.
Random Stress Facts: 1-5
1. Stress is often dubbed as a silent killer. It is responsible for various health conditions. For example, irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, cardiac diseases – all can be caused by stress.
2. Stress never turns your hair grey. However, hair loss is attributed to stress. Weird thing, hair loss due to stress may not be immediate. 3 months after the stressful event took place, hair loss can show up.
3. Body’s neurochemical makeup is altered by stress. In women, this may adversely affect maturation as well as release of eggs.
4. Implantation can also be affected by stress because it can lead to spasm of uterus and fallopian tubes.
5. In men stress can lead to motility, which in turn leads to erectile dysfunction. Stress also adversely affects sperm count.
Random Stress Facts: 6-10
6. If you have acne problem, try not to get stressed or at least, manage your stress properly. Researchers say that acne is caused more by stress than by rise in sebum level. Sebum is the oily substance that is present in the skin and usually is the cause for acne.
7. Of all the causes of death, there are six leading causes – suicide, cancer, liver cirrhosis, lung diseases, heart diseases and accidents. Weirdly, stress is directly linked to all of these causes.
8. Accumulation of abdominal fat is caused by cortisol – the stress hormone in our body. Apart from this stress is also responsible for enlargement of fat cells. Researchers call this condition as ‘diseased fat’.
9. When a person’s spouse become disabled, the person’s stress levels increase because he or she needs to take care of the disable spouse. This stress can then significantly increase the risk of stroke in the able-bodied person.
10. In children, developmental growth can be impaired because of chronic stress. This happens because pituitary gland produces less growth hormones due to stress.
Random Stress Facts: 11-15
11. In a stressed person, a flesh wound may not lead to bleeding. This happens because stress is known for closing capillaries.
12. During stress, a condition called mydriasis happens. This is nothing but dilation of pupils. It is the same type of dilation which happens when a person gets attracted to some other person. Stress-induced dilation happens for gathering more information about a particular situation that causes the stress. This information gathering takes place visually.
13. In situations of chronic stress, our brain keeps getting flooded with very powerful hormones. These hormones are usually designed for emergency situations that last for a short term. When the brain is exposed to these hormones for a long term, brain cells can shrink, get damaged or even get killed.
14. According to scientists, stress is evolutionary and has aided humans with survival. Under temporary conditions, stress helps to improve physical performance and raise mental awareness.
15. Researchers have shown that dark chocolate, consumed moderately, helps to reduce cortisol – the stress hormone as well as other fight-flight hormones.
Random Stress Facts: 16-20
16. Under stress, the body preps up for some kind of injury (even though actual injury may not happen). That’s when stress leads to thickening of blood. Under such situations possibility blood clot development increases.
17. Cytokine production in body increases under conditions of chronic stress. This leads to inflammation. Constant inflammation leads to organs and arteries damage.
18. Stress leads to mood swings because it alters the sugar levels in blood. It also causes metabolic syndrome, hyperglycemia and fatigue. Metabolic syndrome actually increases the risk of heart diseases and several other types of diseases including diabetes.
19. IBS or irritable bowel syndrome gets worsened because of stress. IBS is known for causing problems like bloating, cramping and constipation.
20. Stress is not the cause of peptic ulcer. Using NSAIDS can lead to peptic ulcer and so can the H. pylori bacteria. However, stress can worse the condition of peptic ulcer and prevent it from healing quickly.