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    Effect of stress on the human brain


    The brain is the central organ of the human nervous system. It controls most of the activities of the body, processing, integrating and coordinating the information it receives from sense organs and making decisions which at last send to rest of the body. The human brain weighs on average about 1.2- 1.4kg, which is about 2% of total human weight.

    The human brain plays a very important role. Sometimes, the human brain has to perform so many tasks on same time which may cause stress. Stress has become a common state in people’s life. people have to confront stress, which is adversely uncomfortable.

    Now, the question arises that what actually stress is?

    Stress is the body’s natural defense against danger. It flushes the body with hormones to prepare systems to evade or conquer danger. The body produces larger quantities of the chemical cortisol, adrenaline, noradrenaline. This trigger an increased heartbeat, sweating, faster rate of breathing, immune activity decreases and many other changes.

    Stress can lead to various harmful effects on our body such as – thinking and memory loss, depression and anxiety, heart problems, reproductive problems etc. Reasons for stress can be financial problems, workload, relationship difficulties, negative thinking and many more.
    The most dangerous thing about stress is that it easily creeps on you. You don’t even know can much it can affect you. That’s why it is important to be aware of the symptoms of stress overload. We can reduce stress with the following steps:

    • Exercising- Regular excise can lift your mood and serve as a distraction from worries, allows you to break out of the cycle of negative thoughts.
    • Connect with others- Another faster way to relieve stress is to connect yourself to others. Even just a brief exchange of friends can help calm and soothe your nervous system.
    • Eat a healthy diet- The food you eat can improve your mood and affect your ability to cope with life’s stressors. A healthy diet here involves proteins, omega-3, vegetables etc.
    • Get rest- Feeling tired can increase stress by causing you to think irrationally. Sleep
      will calm your mood.
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