Stress Conclusion Essay

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Conclusion of the Effects of Stress to One’s Physical Appearance Whenever a person is under stress the primary stress hormone called cortisol is also released. Cortisol is necessary to regulate stress, but too much release could be dangerous for it facilitates hair loss and weight gain. For a person under stress, hair fall becomes noticeable because cortisol speeds up the process of hair fall. Cortisol also enhances craving for food to release stress, which are usually rich in sugar and fat that can lead to weight gain. Cortisol is formed in the adrenal glands, which is located at the top of a person’s kidneys and is believed to be the “batteries” of a person. Adrenal glands play an important part in the body because it produces chemicals such as adrenaline, epinephrine and norepinephrine which helps a person cope up with stress. But too much stress can cause adrenal exhaustion which can facilitate breaking of nails and general appearance of exhaustion. Stress decreases skin moisture resulting to skin damage, wrinkles and advance the process of aging. Apart from physiological changes brought by stress, negative thoughts can also…show more content…
Philippines and Hong Kong have a low stress rate because of the optimistic and resilient attitudes of its people (Sechrest, n.d.). On the other hand, Japan has a high stress rate because of its culture of high expectations, responsibility, obligatory values, and shame (Brill-Leiden, 1975).
According to the study of RoperASW Global in 2003, the stress rate of people in Japan is 60%. Stress rate can be measured through suicide rate because suicide is a product of too much stress. One of the leading countries with high stress rate is Japan. Studies show that 25 out of 100,000 Japanese commit suicide. Majority of the causes of suicide are stress, depression, problems that are job related, and economic

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