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How Does Physical Stress Affect Bone Development
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
Incr bone formation: Evidence shows that exercise help build and maintain bone density at any age. Studies have seen bone density increase by doing regular resistance exercises such as lifting weights for 20mi, 2-3 times a week. This type of weight-\bearing exercise appears to stimulate bone formation via bone stimulation through muscle contraction.Space zero gravity is an example of how bone density can be diminished. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good and bad: Lots of goofy stuff is written about "the harmful effects of stress" to sell things. "eustress" prompts you to learn new skills, do things you need to do, achieve. "distress" is when you're really helpless, being mistreated and can't escape -- sometimes this seems to precipitate illness though it's hard to show; "major life events" haven't held up as preceding the onset of illness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not problem: Stress increases cortisol, but usually insufficient to cause major problems like the cortisol levels seen in tumors, etc. Still, even a slight excess over time can make you more prone to heart disease, sleep problems, digestive problems, depression, obesity, memory impairment, worsening of skin conditions, such as eczema, and other disorders. Plus it's uncomfortable. ...Read more
Yes it does: Kids who smoke during their greatest growth spurts in their mid-teens are generally shorter than non-smoking matched controls/family members. It effects some people more than others. It also impairs bone healing. Some surgeons will not do orthopedic procedures electively on smokers, and require them to stop before surgery because bone healing is slowed, and there are more complications. ...Read more
As long as married: Throughout the course of a marriage, or any significant relationship, the emotional development of the individuals is effected. It can be altered for the better or for the worse. Much is dependent on the patterns of communication, role expectations, and rigidity versus flexibility. If you need help, seek guidance from a therapist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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BRIEF ; GENERAL: Everything is connected to everything else. Chronic pain leads to depression. Depression sometimes connects somehow to heart disease, etc. A balanced life is best for mind and body, and actually examining the stressful thing often shows you how unreasonable it is to worry about it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Describe how caffeine can affect your stress level. How does it affect your cardiorespiratory system?
Part of mental healt: ...Is forming a healthy self-image. A child who does a lot of physical activity has a self-image composed of "i can do this" repeated many times; a child who soes not is made up of all "i can't"s. ...Read more
Not clear: It seems to improve it.There needs to be more research as to the exact mechanism physiologically that helps, but there appears to be no question that intellectual and emotional health are promoted by good exercise routines( at all ages). Must be related to production of endorphins and hormonal responses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nature vs nurture: A child's growth and development begins at birth. Nature dictates stages and changes in development in physical, social, behavioral, and emotional areas. Gross motor skills precede fine motor skills (e.g.crawling before walking), isolated play precedes co active and cooperative play, babbling precedes word formation, and self-focus precedes recognition of others opinions all leading to adulthood. ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
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