Discussing the impact of stress on our physical health, we sometimes consider this fact to be a little overblown. Stress is an inevitable part of our routine; which is more, it is intangible. Therapists cannot measure the level of stress experienced (unless it has caused an obvious damage), and frequently we cannot feel stress either. As people accustomed to stand under a certain pressure every day, they do not pay much attention to events that make them anxious or concerned. Nevertheless, daily stress is a precise factor that makes us gradually more vulnerable to certain types of disorders.
Apparently, chronic stress is to blame for a constant depression that haunts people in their free time. Coping with countless problems at work, employees expect even more to come. They cannot dispose of the thought about future emergencies that will destroy their quiet life. Therapists admit that all people have a different reactivity to stress. The events someone can barely notice may evoke a self-damaging reaction in the others. Overreaction to stress happens if people suddenly feel their heart pumping, body heating and sweating in the result of a stressful event.
Therapists admit that there is a certain physiological chain of reactions behind stress. Experiencing any sort of danger, our adrenal glands produce cortisol that increases the heartbeat and reduces an inflammatory effect of the stress. Under the conditions when stress becomes routine, cells of our body build the resistance to stress reducing cortisol. At this point, inflammations and cardiovascular diseases exacerbate causing symptoms that cannot pass overnight.