You may ask: How can STRESS affect my Heart and Cardiovascular system. Everyone has “Stress” to some degree. Stress is your body’s response to a demanding situation. The Stress begins in your brain. Your brain causes hormones to temporarily flood your system. So, Yes there is such a thing as Heart Cardiovascular STRESS!
Your body releases adrenaline increases your heart rate, causes your blood pressure to RISE! Your muscles can tense up, leading to hyperventilation and shortness of breath, leading to Panic Attacks. While Stress may Not affect everyone in the same way. It can contribute to a WIDE range of diseases. And it can affect nearly every part of the body. https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/stress-and-heart-health – Note this quote from the American Heart Association Journal, “Mental health can positively or negatively impact your physical health and risk factors for heart disease and stroke, according to “Psychological Health, Well-Being, and the Mind-Heart-Body Connection,” a scientific statement in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.”
Stress can cause increase oxygen demand on the body, spasm of the coronary (heart) blood vessels. Too much Stress can lead also to high blood pressures, heart attack and stroke. Chronic Stress can increase your heart rate making your heart, beat faster and harder to distribute the blood needed for bodily functions. When this happens blood vessels dilate or constrict, putting strain on the walls of your veins and muscles needing blood and oxygen to function. It has to do with the level of OXYGEN in our blood vessels and circulatory system, good blood flow. Our veins direct blood back to your heart and lungs to be Re-Oxygenated and gather nutrients your body needs to grow repair and survive. Once the returned blood collects OXYGEN and nutrients, it is pumped out to the furthers reaches of your body, your lower extremities such as your legs feet and toes. The more oxygen in our blood vessels the better you feel. Oxygen HEALS!
Find Relief from Stress with (6) simple suggestions
- Live One Day at a Time
Stop worrying over things you cannot control or prevent
- Set Reasonable Standards
Avoid setting (unrealistic) standards for yourself and others. Know your limitations and those of others. Make life easy and simple. Appreciate the good we have daily.
- Laugh Often
Keep a sense of humor. Laughing releases tension and brighten your mood.
- Make TIME to Relax!
Have a realistic view of work – don’t be a workaholic -take time to ENJOY what you worked for. Enjoy your favorite music, get enough sleep, take a nature walk.
Regular exercise can relieve Stress and Tension. Try stretches, swimming, nature walks, meditation / breathing exercise, or yoga.
- Find a Hobby or Volunteer Program
Consider a “hobby” that can be Fun that gets your mind off everyday worries. Something about the time you give to HELP someone else. It gives you a “good” overall feeling, it helps relax the mind body and spirit.
Read this interesting post, to Help educate, what we you can do on a daily base, for a Better Healthier Cardiovascular system.
In Summary – understanding your perception of Stress, and how Stress affects our health and well-being for a better quality of life and heart health. Try to adopt a calmness, take one day at a time in the face of life’s challenges.
We recommend you consult your doctor or medical professional, for any questions or concerns, to treat any concern symptoms you may have, with your heart and cardiovascular system.
02-09-2022 Written by Admin.