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    Hello,


    Does having stress affects the Respiratory system, does it limits breathing ..? Or its just something Psychological..?


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    There's a recent news that says stress can induce DNA damage. This mean stress is a very serious thing, if it can cause respiratory problem: then it does cause respiratory problem and not something psychological. It is real.


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    Hyperventilating can cause respiratory alkalosis, generally a self-limiting condition, but seizures have been known to result from it:

    Respiratory alkalosis - PubMed Health
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    Well, it seems STRESS is REALLY bad... Thanks in advance

    Thankyou for the Article it was highly informative.

    And a question how can we prevent Stress???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Panthera Leo View Post
    Well, it seems STRESS is REALLY bad... Thanks in advance

    Thankyou for the Article it was highly informative.

    And a question how can we prevent Stress???
    Don't work with bad boss.

    Stress is good; it gives you the energy/motivation to overcome danger and fear, but stress became bad because people who work in the city was stresses for 24hours a day, 7 days a week because their bosses were mean and inconsiderate. This is true for UK at least, there even a documentary about it.
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    ya.stress increases r decreases our pulse rate,and it affects not only the respiratory system but also circulatory and nervous too.....
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    You are absolutly right , msafwan ,Its not just in Uk , I guess its World wide...!!

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    Stress affects the body in so many different ways. I'm learning about it in Psychology at the moment - it's frightening!

    One personal experience is difficulty in breathing at night. I felt like I had to consciously breathe and I just wasn't getting enough air in.
    My doctor told me it was most likely stress-related because I was having a pretty shoddy sleep. Our lungs don't work as "hard" when we're asleep, and when we're stressed, we generally don't get as much sleep. So basically, our respiratory system gets tired!

    I guess that's more of an indirect way that stress influences our breathing.
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    If you are suffering from extreme stress or long-term stress, your body will eventually wear itself down. But sometimes, small amounts of stress can actually be good.
    Understanding your stress level is important. If nothing in your life causes you any stress or excitement, you may become bored or may not be living up to your potential. If everything in your life, or large portions of your life, cause you stress, you may experience health or mental problems that will make your behavior worse.

    Stress is like a coin with both sides.

    Well stress being related to breathing effects, it is true....usually causing breathlessness, hyperventilation and prolonged stress causes respiratory infection
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    Severe, repeated, or long term stress - as measured by the occurrence of hardship from defined traumatic events - correlates statistically with premature shortening of telomeres in a variety of human cell lineages including those of the immune system. The mechanism remains obscure, possibly complex - if it turns out to involve breathing abnormalities, no one will be surprised.

    That is best avoided.
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    But it isn't possible to completely avoid it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aswin13693 View Post
    ya.stress increases r decreases our pulse rate,and it affects not only the respiratory system but also circulatory and nervous too.....
    In presence of any danger or stress our body undergo a defense mechanism in order to get out of it. Such a mechanism is called hyperventilation that means breathing excessively and quickly. Hyperventilation is a part of a pre-programmed response our body has when we face a stressor. So generally stress increases the breathing which is important in reducing that stress.
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    I had few experiences of breathlessness during stressful events, And yes usually at night, but it happened when i was free thinking but when i was busy i couldnt even notice it...

    Thank you So Much , it really helped
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    Health is great wealth. If we just start the morning walk then we can easily save from the depression problem.
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    stress is a feeling of strain and pressure.Excessive amounts of stress may lead to many problems in the body that could be harmful.Yes stress affect the respiratory system.
    Exercise and yoga is helpful for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Panthera Leo View Post
    Well, it seems STRESS is REALLY bad... Thanks in advance

    Thankyou for the Article it was highly informative.

    And a question how can we prevent Stress???


    That's a good question. What is stress? stress defined as any physical,emotional,cognitive or behavioral response that people have to events that they see or perceive as challenging or threatening. As for your question, we can never prevent Stress since that's really part in our daily lives to feel Stress.
    In order to get rid out of stress let me share some tips to coping with stress which having a social support system meaning you need friends, if there is trouble at home, run to your friend, consult your family you need to build a network. second is mediation and exercise many forms of exercise have show to reduce the stress. meditation calms the mind and body lastly is have some fun de-stress by taking a break. go out with friends, go to visit another country. go to spa. shop. get into sports. I hope it will work out for you. :-)
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