Worrying too much and for no apparent reason can cause you stress
Negative thoughts, anxieties, worries often unmotivated and not justified by a real danger. It is not just a matter of passing ideas that torment us and fill us with anxiety, putting us in a bad mood and generating tension. There is much more and there are so many good reasons to try to stay calm, stop worrying and worry about nonsense.
It is David Ropeik, author of How risky is it, really? Why our fears don’t always match the facts. The more we worry, the more we exacerbate our symptoms. This is why not simply thinking about it and not giving too much weight to a headache rather than an exam can provide immediate relief.
But what happens in our body when we are overwhelmed by anxiety and fear, triggered not by real danger but by our mind?
The escape mechanism that activates too often and without a reason accelerates breathing and heart rate, raising blood pressure. All risk factors for cardiovascular diseases, the big killers in the world today.
Stress lowers our immune defenses, makes the healing process more difficult and exposes you to a greater risk of contracting diseases. Furthermore, it alters the chemistry of our blood, generating greater chances of developing diabetes. Chronic stress, in turn, is associated with chronic depression.
Then there are the effects on the digestive system that we all know because, at least once in life, anxiety struck us in the stomach. In the long run, anxieties reduce the protective fluids of the digestive tract lining, aggravating the risk and severity of ulcers and other digestive disorders.
Stress alters the formation of new cells and exposes them to the risk of baldness. In subjects under stress, in addition, the ability to store data is also altered. Furthermore, fertility can also be compromised.
Obviously all this happens when we get used to considering stress as normal, to live and live with stress, not because of sporadic worries and anxieties. The expert therefore recommends limiting fear, stress and anxiety to situations of real danger, trying to develop greater self-control and to think positively when there is no reason to worry.
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