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The bodies response to
stress
"Stress is a physiological response of arousal
produced due to the demands of an environment"…read more

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What is
Stress?
"Stress is a physiological response of
arousal produced due to the demands
of an environment"
Central Peripheral
Nervous Nervous
System System
Autonomi Somati
c c
Parasympath Sympathetic
etic…read more

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Selyers G.A.S
General Adaptation Syndrome consists of 3
stages;
-Alarm The presence of a stressful event is
registered in the brain and the body gets
ready to expend energy in order to respond
to the threat.
-Resistance The body stress response is
fully activated and coping otherwise we
move onto the next stage.
-Exhaustion Stress related conditions
appear e.g. ulcers, raised blood pressure ,
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The body's response to
stress
Central Peripheral
Nervous Nervous
System System
Somati Autonomi
c c
Parasympath
atic Sympathatic…read more

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Sympathomedullary
Pathway
Hypothalamus Automatic Nervous System Adrenal Medulla
Adrenaline & Nonadrenaline
· Shuts your blood to your muslces
· Increases blood pressure
· Increases heart rate
· Increases breathing
· Fight or Flight
· Enabling to cope with stressful situations
· Via nerves
· Alarm reaction in G.A.S…read more

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