Stress- Causes, Symptoms & their effect on your brain

What is stress?

Stress is a situation in which all are to varying degrees, lead to pessimism and a state of fear and uncertainty is not justified, accompanied by severe tension and psychological anxiety, and these things because of the passage of certain situations lead to high blood pressure and sugar, and may lead to trembling in the limbs and digestive disorders, and all these things may lead For dryness and facial palpitations and sweating, so solve this problem, large and disturbing in some should know the symptoms causing stress and possible ways to avoid these symptoms and treatment.

Causes of Psychological Stress:

  The reasons behind the occurrence of any psychological pressure, including:

  • Life changes In general; the irregularity of life generates tension and discomfort.
  • Financial hardship, as a person needs money to cover the requirements of life, but when this money is not available for some reason it feels psychological pressure.
  • Work and problems are one of the most stressful reasons for a person, since everyone tries to highlight the best for the sake of stabilization or progress.
  • Family problems the problems that occur in the family, whether between parents or between brothers and sisters, negatively affect the person.

Symptoms of Stress

These symptoms may include:

  • Severe terror, the person enters into a state of stillness and inability to move itself and perhaps limbs, and then enters the stage of excessive sweating and tremor in the body and muscle, and usually the person to these symptoms in time of war or natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanoes and floods.
  • The inability to concentrate and forget many intuitive things like the name or location you live in, with extreme stress and sudden nervous agitation.
  • Acute fear and extreme anxiety, a state of fear and panic accompanied by a state of terror and anxiety, these symptoms of rapid breathing and bouts of screaming and crying.
  • Loss of appetite, insomnia and stress, and these cases after a great effort without rest or with the incidence of severe physical pain.

The Effect of Stress on The Brain:

  Here are the most prominent effects that occur to the brain as a result of exposure to psychological pressure:

  1. Effects on memory:

    Stress can cause poor memory, because increasing and maintaining this pressure frequently damages brain cells. There is a region of the brain called "hippocampus", the center of memory by the brain, and those suffering from excessive tension and depression shrink this area. Stress also damages a region of the brain called the "frontal cortex." When the pressure mounts on this area, some mental disorders can occur that result in poor memory.
  2. High level of cortisol:

    As a result of stress, cortisol levels increase in the body, a hormone that controls many body functions such as metabolism. In the case of elevated cortisol due to increased stress, it increases the chances of high blood pressure and the occurrence of mood swings that appear in the form of nervousness and anxiety and a tendency to sadness and depression.
  3. Difficulty concentrating:

    When you think about something that is a nuisance to you, you can get distracted by attention and difficulty focusing. Stress also sends wrong signals to the brain. A person can say something spontaneous that he did not mean to be unable to concentrate fully.
  4. Sleep disorders:

    The more anxiety and tension, the more thought and fear of the obstacles causing the tension, leading to imbalance in the functions of the brain, including the regulation of sleep. Therefore, the person gets daily anxiety, difficulty sleeping at the correct times, to sleep during the night and inability to wake up early, and in the case of waking up early without taking enough sleep, he will not be able to do his daily tasks well.
  5. Severe nervousness: With the accumulation of all the previous effects, whether lack of concentration and lack of productivity, lack of sleep well, high pressure, and the constant feeling of anxiety, the person becomes significantly nervous. This nerve will affect all the atmosphere surrounding the person with stress, both at work and at home.

Ways to Get Rid of Stress:

  • Transform any negative emotions into positive emotions. For example, if you feel stressed, try to help others.
  • Eliminating feelings of hatred, and feelings of unwarranted competition with others. These feelings and feelings lead to anger and stress.
  • Breathing exercises, these exercises of great solutions and quick to get rid of tension and nervousness, the best thing to do when you are in a problem and stress to take the person a deep interpretation and take it out at once for several times.
  • Self-confidence and get rid of feelings of lack and unexplained fear, this greatly helps to get rid of tension and anger in case of some errors.
  • Laughing and smiling When there are stressors, the best way to turn negative energy that is caused by stress to positive energy is to laugh, but within certain limits while keeping away from making fun of others.
  • Focus on solving the problem, reducing the negative thoughts that we might think about, and finding possible solutions and examples of problem solving, which keeps us away from stress and anxiety.
  • Use tools that are happy to relieve tension, such as stress balls.
  • Exercise regularly, sport reduces nervousness and stiffness, and increases circulation efficiency.