Today I want to share my lecture summary with you and we should learn tips how can cope with stress, our body how can adapt to stress. My lecture topic is general adoption syndrome.
– WHAT IS GENERAL ADAPTION SYNDROME AND THE FIVE STAGES OF THE GENERAL ADAPTION SYNDROME-
-General adaptation syndrome is a term used by Professor Hans Selye for describing the body’s short-term and long term reactions to stress and the general adaption syndrome involved two major systems of the body, the nervous system and the endocrine ( or hormonal). Also, learning what foods, exercise and hobbies are good for us. Things we like and make us feel enjoyable we tent to repeat, things that are not pleasant we tent to avoid. Professor Hans Selye first described in 1956 a process of various stages he called the General Adaption Syndrome, which can be applied to cigarette, a stress or a physical activity.
-The term can be analyzed such that: Stage 1: Initial Response: Your first response to any event or substance is the best indicator of whether or not it suits you, for example; do you remember your first cigarette, your first alcoholic drink or your first cup of coffee? Besides you are unlikely to remember your first taste of sugar, meat or milk or foods introduced when you were very young.
-Stage 2: Adaptation: Very quickly our body learn to adopt and this stage the body remains alert ( at a lower level) but continues the normal functions. During the resistance stage, the result of the hormonal changes which occurred in the previous stage are still apparent, including increase glucose levels in the blood and higher blood pressure, but stress hormone levels begin to return to normal, enabling the body’s focus to shift from alertness to repair. For example, Gone is the pounding heart after a cup of coffee, or coughing after a cigarette, the cell in the lungs of a smoker change form to protect themselves from smoke. The body is trying to protect itself, and in so doing is in an unseen state of stress.
-Stage 3: Exhaustion; The body no longer has the energy to cope with continued stress in the long term, Also continue the insult long enough and one day you are sick and your energy is gone , your digestive system is not functioning properly, your blood pressure is raised and for example, a person with stressful job may experience long-term stress that might lead to high blood pressure and eventual heart attack or you develop anything from chest infections to cancer. This is the stage at which most people seek help from a health practitioner.
-Stage 4: Recovery; Treatment usually focused on the management stress and other undesirable substances. This means being as very strict as possible for a period, during which you may have to wean yourself off all sorts of things to which you have become addicted or allergic. This is the nature of addiction and to help the body recover, much larger amounts of vitamins and minerals are needed than would normally be required just to maintain good health and also you can need to incorporating a healthy lifestyle , for example; exercise, balanced diet, rest and sleep, happy relationship, improvement of social skills, positive outlook.
-Stage 5: The fifty of the general adaption syndrome stages is hypersensitivity. Once you have recovered and your body is basically healthy, which can take years, you are effectively back to stage one.
-You may seem to be hypersensitive and react to all sort of things that you never reacted to before, they are usually referred to as an over reaction of the immune system and these reactions may be damaging or uncomfortable.
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