Sunday, July 2, 2017

Stress, the Not So Silent Killer

Hypertension is the proverbial silent killer

You can have hypertension and not know it

It can cause stroke, cardiovascular disease and a host of other problems

Stress can be silent or not so silent

People usually know when they are stressed

Stress eventually will make itself known

Stress is a response to pressure or threat

With stress we may feel tense, nervous, or on edge

The stress response is physical, too

There is a surge of a hormone called adrenaline

That temporarily affects the nervous system

This amorphous and nebulous disease process

Attacks every human being at one point or another

The American Psychological Association has found that

About 25% of Americans are experiencing high levels of stress

Another 50% report moderate levels of stress

Stress comes from living in a pressurized world

Relax, exercise, eat well, have moments of doing nothing

Clean out the mind and brain, get good sleep, have a glass of wine regularly

Go out on the town; focus on the “other” for a moment

Listen to music, read, be grateful, love more, stop being over materialistic

Love others

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