The damage that stress can do to your heart

Types of stress and how they affect our health

Stress and cardiovascular pathologies

The relationship between stress and cardiovascular accidents


What is stress? Stress is one of the main enemies of our heart and brain. Stress appears when a person is under pressure, in difficult situations that exceed their resources, and these situations maintained over time end up affecting their health.

These states of stress produce a lot of anguish and episodes of nervousness when trying to meet the demands or overcome an emotionally complicated situation, experiencing a mental and/or physical overload, which negatively influences the heart and emotional health of the stressed person.

Stress has several symptoms by which we can detect it, some of these symptoms can begin to manifest as headaches, eye pain, changes in behavior, cardiovascular problems, dizziness, vertigo, insomnia, muscle stiffness, among many other symptoms. Each person can suffer one or several symptoms depending on the degree of stress to which they are subjected.

Types of stress that exist

  1. Acute stress: It is a stress that occurs in a short period of time and usually disappears quickly. This stress is very common, especially when experiencing a process of excitement or complicated situations. Its short duration means that it does not cause serious cardiovascular problems.
  2. Chronic stress: It is suffered for a longer period of time than acute stress. This can last from weeks to months, however, the person can get used to it and not realize that they are experiencing it, thus producing health problems in the near future.

How does stress affect our heart?

Stress maintained over time can end up leading to serious health problems; nervousness and brain activity under pressure accelerates our pace and heart rate sharply. The amygdala is in charge of responding to threats or panic situations, and is closely related to sudden cardiac arrest due to stress.

Did you know that during the two hours after suffering an emotional disturbance, the possibility of suffering a cardiac arrest is higher?

The amygdala and its activation by stress situations for long periods of time, is closely related to cardiorespiratory arrest, the amygdala is involved in the process of emotions, it is capable of accelerating our breathing, sharply increasing heart rate, raising blood pressure and tense the muscles.


Stress and its influence on cardiovascular accidents


The level of stress also has a direct relationship with the low level of white blood cells, an organism with low defenses increases the chances of suffering from diseases.

Other pathologies and cardiovascular consequences that we can suffer from stress:

  1. cardiopulmonary arrest
  2. Stroke
  3. arrhythmias
  4. Increased blood pressure
  5. Stroke
  6. Increased inflammation in the body
  7. Increased cholesterol and triglycerides
  8. Palpitations situations

How can we reduce stress?

El Stress It is a state that all people experience when having to overcome certain difficult situations, some of these situations require very intense emotional management; Faced with these stressful situations, the best decision is to go to the GP or family doctor and explain the stressful situation.

It is important to know how to detect stress and see if it is repeated unnecessarily in our day to day; our family doctor is the best expert we can find to treat situations of work and personal stress.

At the first signs, to try to reduce daily stress and avoid possible cardiac arrest, stroke, stroke or arrhythmia in the most serious cases, it is advisable reducing the intensity of the day, making a change in habits and doing sports on a regular basis, spending more time outdoors, doing activities, relaxing and having a good rest, all this will help us to greatly reduce our stress level, whether by physical or mental exertion.

A balanced diet is another point that will help us reduce stress levels and maintain optimal cardiovascular health, as well as minimize the consumption of alcohol, tobacco and sugar.

A very simple technique to Reduce stress level It is sitting quietly for 10 minutes a day and concentrating on your breathing. By concentrating on something in the present, we prevent our mind from going back into hyperactivity of thoughts that revive negative emotions. Listening and feeling our breathing helps us relax and decrease the heart rate.

Cardioprotection against cardiopulmonary arrest

Stress in many situations can lead to sudden cardiac arrest. For this reason, it is important to cardioprotect spaces where there is a high influx of people or spaces with stressful situations at work or private level.

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