More research on the effects of stress on the body.
Stress is a natural response to perceived threats, chronic stress can wreak havoc on our biology. A recent article in Drug Discovery News highlights new research on the effects of stress on cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Michael Osborne, a cardiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, believes that stress is a key factor in the development of cardiovascular disease.
Stress management has been ignored as part of a treatment plan for disease, but recent studies have shed light on how environmental stressors can erode the building blocks of human health.
When we perceive a threat, our brains trigger a cascade of hormones that prepare us for the “fight or flight” response. When stress becomes chronic, our bodies are subjected to constant strain, which can lead to a host of negative outcomes. Chronic stress can cause overactive neurons in the brain, leading to an immune response that can wear out the body’s organs and promote plaque buildup in arteries, all of which can lead to disease.
But stress doesn’t just affect our organs. At the cellular level, stress can cause harmful chemicals to damage DNA and mitochondria, leading to cellular stress and accelerating aging.
It’s clear that identifying and managing stressors is crucial to maintaining good health.
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