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Stress Consequences to Our Body


The two parts of the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS), the Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS) and Parasympathetic Nervous System (PNS) are a kind of  ''seesaw'' and the one counterpoise the action of the another, in order that the body operates normally. When the sympathetic arousal increases, the parasympathetic arousal reduces and reverce.
The normal stress which is produced by natural / real, not imaginary stressors, is beneficial. This stress motivates us to action to solve problems and to evolve. The stress is a normal reaction against the environmental changes (internal or external).
 The normal stress is not our enemy when it takes as long as the stressful factor. But when the stress is continued after the removal of stressors then it is an enemy (Diamantidis).     
Stress causes the sympathetic arousal of the body. Prolonged sympathetic arousal burden our body and causes a series of physical and mental symptoms that characterize the anxiety neurosis. Such symptoms are:the permanent acceleration in heart rate (palpitations), the increased  blood flow (hypertension), the swelling of the bronchioles (breathing), the constriction of blood vessels in the skin, the dilation of blood vessels of the muscles (tight muscles), the inhibition of bowel movements (constipation ), the suspension of the erection and orgasm, various mental disorders and mood disorders, etc.
 It is imperative to learn to manage stress in order to control the physical and mental symptoms which stress causes and to avoid the catastrophic consequences of the prolonged sympathetic arousal.