Discuss ways in which stress affects health promotion
This essay will present examples of what can potentially cause stress and discuss strategies that can be used to alleviate stress. The reasons for medical compliance and non-compliance when dealing with stress related issues will also be discussed as well as suggestions given for strategies to extend medical compliance. A detailed view will be presented demonstrating how lifestyle behaviours can enhance or worsen physical well-being and methods to manage pain, that stress can cause, will be offered.
Stress in short could be defined as a human’s total response to environmental demands or pressure. These result from interactions, between a person and their environment, which they see as straining or exceeding their capabilities and therefore threatening their well-being.
Human stress responses reflect differences in personality as well as differences in physical and mental health, therefore stress will differ from person to person. There are however numerous common stressors which will affect people on a more common level.
Despite many studies regarding how stress can lead to poor health, few have been documented on how poor health and sickness are common causes of stress, when people are thought of as someone who cannot cope or be relied on this can cause …show more content…
This manipulates the body’s response to pain by inserting the needles into the centre of the affected area in an attempt to relieve the pain. During this technique the central nervous system is stimulated, the pain messages to the brain are diffused and the pain is dulled. It also allows for a better blood flow to the problem area, reducing inflammation and stimulating the production of endorphins (the body’s natural painkillers) which in turn reduces the feeling of