Let's talk about the terms first. Stress is any experience, emotion. Positive and negative. They offered to marry, divorced, went to college, expelled, called from the Nobel Committee - all the emotions associated with this, stress. But you're wondering about negative emotions, right? Here they are called distress. Let's talk about him.
Distress has important qualities that allow us to adapt and through which we survived as a species. For example, during distress, adrenaline and cortisol are released into the bloodstream, as a result of which blood vessels expand and more energy is released. Thanks to this, we think faster, the heart beats faster, more oxygen is supplied to the brain, we run away from the predator faster ... well, or we run faster after the departing bus (in case we are late for an important meeting). But life is in chronic distress , when the body in response is forced to release the stress hormone cortisol into the bloodstream and constantly keep the vessels dilated, it depletes our internal reserves and leads to various diseases and disorders - high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome. There are also studies according to which distress leads to the shortening of telomeres - special regions on the DNA of chromosomes, on which the life span of our cells depends and, ultimately, premature aging.
I'm not a doctor, but I'm in a constant state of stress (according to doctors).
And now the most interesting thing, I list everything that I noticed and confirmed by the doctors (some do not fit into any framework of stress) :
I'll leave it here Please give a detailed answer to make it interesting to read. The answer cannot be less than 140 characters. "How does a constant state of stress affect the body?"
It's not that simple - what is stress? This is tension, pressure, load. This can be compared to physical exercise - if you load the body taking into account the norm, a systematic approach while leading a healthy lifestyle, rest, healthy food, regime, etc. - the body becomes stronger, stronger, more enduring, a person moves towards Superman and all that .. However, if you do not replenish strength with rest, calories, if you do not alternate time, do not give breaks, overload - then the body breaks down, works for wear, depletes its reserves, collapses.
What does not kill you does you are stronger, but here the measure and conjugation with inner feeling, inner potential, and again faith are important (otherwise, if all these difficulties look negative, then there is no need to talk about any strengthening)
"What happens to an expensive mineral, diamond , in a subterranean hell - truly amazing. The earth is throwing up carbon matter through kimberlite pipes at great speed, creating an immortal immunity to the diamond. Having reached freedom, after having thoroughly “hardened”, this natural resource is no longer afraid of anything, because it is surprisingly hard. Under normal conditions, it can last forever. In addition, diamond has a high thermal conductivity, and in order to destroy it, you will have to apply a burning temperature of almost 1000 degrees Celsius. After burning, the diamond turns into carbon dioxide. "
There is no doubt that only the flour of nature can create an amazing material , a bad copy of which scientists still cannot recreate in artificial, laboratory conditions .
I would like to add that, in my personal feeling, the stress experienced by the majority in humanity is not a hardening of the body, it is a "distress signal", these are symptoms that a person is in an unhealthy situation and need what then change.