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You come home after a tiring day at work, to find the maid has played truant, your son hasn't done his homework, mother in-law is one of her usual shrewish moods and your husband decided to go drinking with his office colleagues.
All that stress!! Within minutes, you turn from being normal and happy to grumpy and irritated. Even as you talk yourself to becoming calmer, your body is helping you cope with what's happening outside. The exhaustion that you experience after a long board meeting gives you enough time to bounce back to work. Each stressful event triggers a reaction in our physical body.
The human body is a wonderful although complicated system, built to maintain health and wellbeing and naturally protect and repair itself.Each involuntary action of ours is governed by hundreds of natural chemicals inside our body called hormones. The movers and shakers of our physical and emotional states, hormones regulate and affect our feeling sleepy, hungry and tired and also being happy, sad or angry.
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Even as the hormones work their magic inside our body, prolonged stressful situations also have a profound effect on the production of hormones. Like rides on roller coasters can cause an adrenalin rush and last minute work can create panic, constant worries and tensions can cause severe malfunction of our body due to forced adjustments. Our hormones get confused as they are thrown off guard from their regular routines and go haywire, producing irregular amounts and causing our body to fall sick.
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Every time, the body senses some overload on its system, it lets out these chemical messengers into the bloodstream to set the body back into its natural balance. For example, insulin maintains the amount of the necessary sugar levels in our body. There are several hundreds of hormones affecting various organs and their functioning. Let us look at the most common ones that affect our emotions.
So much for all that information up there, if you have noticed any of those symptoms in you for some time now, it's time to act
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