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Gastrointestinal System

Stress can create pain, bloating, and discomfort while effecting brain-gut communication. The gut contains bacteria which influence health. When stress is persistent, there can be issues concerning brain health and increase risk of gut diseases. Additional concerns include:- heartburn and acid reflux in the esophagus - vomiting and nausea after severe stress - weakened intestinal barrier and disrupted bowel movement - decrease in immune system health

Respiratory System

Stress and strong emotions may create shortness of breath and rapid breathing due to the airway between the nose and lungs constricts. When pre-existing health conditions such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease conflict, breathing issues can worsen.Acute stress, such as sudden triggers, can cause asthma attacks. Rapid breathing, or hyperventilation, caused by stress can bring on a panic attack.

Musculoskeletal System

When the body is stressed, muscled tend to create tension and guard against injury and pain. Chronic stress can cause the muscles to be tense for long periods of time time. This triggers other reactions such as headaches and migraines. After a long period of time, tension can lead to overly tensed muscles. Over tension can eventually lead to muscle atrophy.

Male Reproductive System

The male reproductive system is influenced by the nervous system which means stress has an effect on the horomones released as well as fight or flight responses. Chronic stress can effect testosterone production and lead to a decrease in sex drive. Additionally there were seen effects on sperm production and maturation.As stress affects the immune system, the male reproduction system is at risk of infection.

Nervous System

The nervous system contains both the sympathetic nervous system and the parasympathetic nervous system. Through stress, the SNS activates fight or flight responses. The SNS signals adrenal glands to release Adrenalin and cortisol. This causes a faster heartbeat, higher respiration, and a change in glucose levels. The PNS regulates the autonomic nervous system and can contribute to asthma, compromised blood circulation. After long overuse, the nervous system can begin to effect other parts of the body and create physical wear and tear.