How does stress affect my body?
Stress affects the body in many different ways. In this video, Dr. Holly Lucille discusses the three different ways she believes people handle and process stress.
HOLLY LUCILLE: So stress affects the body in many different ways, and in my experience, there's like three different ways people handle and process
stress. [MUSIC PLAYING]
So there's these short fuse syndrome, I call it. So it's the person who actually explodes when you have so much unrelenting chronic stress,
you just can't take anymore. So the fuse is short, and you completely explode. Now, this manifests in the body in ways,
if you think of inflammation once again, sweating, skin issues, breakouts, rashes, hives,
and things like that now. There also is the person that just simmers. This is sort of like the medium fuse, where you just boil throughout the day,
and you're not letting it go anywhere. This causes a decrease in blood flow to the muscles, and you end up with headaches, like tension headaches.
There's tension that's building up and pain in your muscles, especially in the back and in the neck. And then there's the person that just swallows stress.
So the fuse is actually getting put out, because you just keep taking it and taking it and taking it and swallowing it.
This is dangerous, because what happens with the person who swallows stress is that it's directly related to stomach issues--
constipation, diarrhea, even irritable bowel syndrome. We called the gut our second brain,
because it's directly innervated from our nervous system. So that pit in your stomach is from all of that swallowing of stress.
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