Stress is a term used for behaviour reaction to any situation and its bilogival impact on endocrine system. Hence stress impacts both psychologically and physically. It’s impact on the multiple systems affects the metabolism and memory. Every individual has two responses to any situation “Flight or fight”. We either fight the situation for take a flight or run from the situation. When a stressful event happens in our environment like the sudden appearance of a shock on your path or an internal event like fear—it triggers a cascade of hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol, that surges through the body, increasing the heartbeat and the circulation of the blood, thereby increasing unsurge of fat and sugar for fast energy, focusing attention, preparing muscles for action, and more. It generally takes some time for the body to calm down after the stress response has been triggered.
Effect on stress on the body:
Excessive stress can have a negative impact on our health and can lead to psychosomatic illnesses. Our behaviour and reaction to stress and also have a devastating effect on our personal and professional lives. Few physical symptoms common for people in persistent stress are tight throat, sweaty palms and feet, persistent fatigue, n nausea, diarrhoea, uneasiness, indigestion, depression, restlessness, frustration, and changes in sleeping or eating patterns.
Ways to deal with stress for mothers: