Stress: a Genetic Gift

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Stress: A Genetic Gift Following the perception of an acute stressful event, there is a cascade of changes in the nervous cardiovascular, endocrine, and immune systems. These changes constitute the stress response and are generally adaptive. Simply put, during times of acute crisis, eating, growth, and sexual activity may be a detriment to physical integrity and even survival, (“Schniederman, Ironson, & Siegel, 2005”). The body has a natural ability to deal with stress; overtime chronic stress can interrupt one’s health. Stress is experienced by everyone and can be triggered by environmental, psychological and biological factors. Biological determinants of stress, what are they, how do we inherit them, and can genetically acquired stress impair our health? From information collected through online sources, journals, peer reviewed studies, statistical findings and documented in books, or other forms of relevant factual literature, I will define stress and educate my audience on how biological factors influence and predict the outcomes and interfere with our ability to cope with pressure. Acute and chronic stress a genetic gift from our parents, once triggered, it can impair our healthy state of mind, interrupt homeostasis and impact our over all health. Stress and Response Goldberg defines stress as, “the body's reaction to any change that requires an adjustment or response. The body reacts to these changes with physical, mental, and emotional responses Stress is a normal part of life. Many events that happen to you, around you, and many things that you do by yourself, put stress on your body. You can experience stress from your environment, your body, and your thoughts (“2008”). “Stress” is an article written by two doctors from The University of Maryland Medical Center, Simon and Vieve, (2005) explain how the body reacts when responding to stress. Stress
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