Friday, March 29, 2013

Benefits of Stress

Stress widely touted is bad for health, start triggers premature aging, high blood pressure, stroke, until a heart attack. But unfortunately, almost unavoidable stress of everyday life. Because it can not be avoided, it should be well-managed stress. In fact, stress is actually beneficial to health.

"Stress is a healthy thing because it provides the energy needed for life. Without it, we would not have the energy needed to take action," says Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, medical director of the Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Centers and chronicity in the United States as reported by

According to Dr. Teitelbaum, stress becomes unhealthy if overdone, lasts for a long time and is not released through physical activity or emotional reactions. Excess stress is toxic to the mind and body.

Apart from the adverse effects adverse to the health of some manfat stress include:

1. Helps Prevent Colds and Flu
If pressed for a tight deadline, the body will work harder to keep the body fit condition. That's because stress is to help restore the immune system to fight viruses and bacteria. Stress regulates the adrenal glands to balance the immune system.

"The situation depressed helping the release of cortisol, an anti-inflammatory function of physical or emotional stress response so that the body can utilize energy reserves and fight off infections. However high levels of stress for more than a few hours can be exhausting the adrenal glands are so susceptible to getting sick," said Dr. Teitelbaum.

2. Accelerate Recovery After Surgery
Surgery can obviously lead to stress. But the short-term stress caused by surgery can be beneficial because it helps the body to recover more quickly.

Researchers tested this hypothesis by collecting a series of blood samples from 57 of the patients before and after undergoing knee surgery. As a result, the patient's immune system responds to stress by mobilizing and redistribute large amounts of pathogen-fighting cells for the body to recover faster.

3. Strengthening ties Emotional
"Short-term stress or shown to increase levels of oxytocin the love hormone. Oxytocin actually inhibits the production of stress hormones and reduced blood pressure by dilating the artery to help keep the body from the negative effects of anxiety," said Kathleen Hall, PhD, founder of The Stress Institute and The Mindful Living Network .

4. Vaccine Can Make It works so More
Researchers studying mice that stress due to be immunized. Apparently mice have a number of pathogen-fighting T cells are more numerous and have an immune response 9 months longer than the group of mice that were not stressed.

5. Improve Memory
In stressful situations, some people just have a sharper memory. This occurs because the increased flow of hormones into the prefrontal cortex, a brain region important for controlling cognition and emotion thus improving working memory.

Several studies linking chronic stress to the development of Alzheimer's brain plaques that trigger. Acute stress has been shown to improve memory. In a study published the journal Molecular Psychiatry, stressed rats were forced to swim to score better on memory tests than mice that were more quiet.

6. Can Against Tumors
Chronic stress can make people stay awake at night, suppress the immune system and cause disease. However, stress in the short term can help fight skin cancer.

According to a study published the journal Brain Behavior and Immunity, when mice were exposed to ultraviolet irradiated cancer for 10 weeks, the rats were placed in a situation less stressful triggers tumors than mice that were not stressed. Allegedly, stress triggers the expression of genes that activate the immune system and helps suppress tumor growth.

7. Improve Endurance Body
If you lose your job or having marital problems, stress can change your life in a good way. Approximately 2,400 people were asked about negative experiences. Researchers found that people who have faced adversity several times have the ability to adapt better than that had no problems at all.

"Facing the challenge to strengthen the body and make people more ready to face the next challenge," said Mark Seery, PhD, the researcher who is an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Buffalo.

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