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What is stress?

Stress is defined as the responses that the body emits from exposure to stressors or threatening situations.

How does stress work?

In controversial situations, the body releases hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol (stress hormone) that prepares the body to fight or escape. Thus, the “fight and flight” system encompasses reactions mainly from the nervous and endocrine systems that act in harmony in order to protect the organism.

This triggers increased respiratory rate, sweating and heartbeat. In transient situations such as everyday problems, a metabolically moderate stressful state occurs, but in chronic cases they provoke disordered reactions in the organisms such as headaches, insomnia, difficulty concentrating and in more severe cases anxiety and depression.

When do you need to supplement?

When exacerbated causes physical and mental exhaustion to the individual, so it is necessary to listen to the signals emitted by the body is the initial step to minimize impacts. Therefore, practices such as meditation, yoga, relaxing massages in addition to quality sleep are the basis for reducing symptoms. In addition, phytotherapy and the use of teas such as chamomile, passiflora and mulungu can be strategies used in association with such practices in order to minimize long-term damage.


Stress and overweight/obesity
C: Urbanetto, J. S., Rocha, P. S. D., Dutra, R. C., Maciel, M. C., Bandeira, A. G., & Magnago, T. S. B. S. (2019). Stress and overweight/obesity among nursing students. Stress and overweight/obesity in nursing students. Latin American journal of nursing

, 27

, e3177.

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