Summary Stress: adaptive response to situations that pose demands, constraints or opportunities. Homeostasis: low stress. Stressors challenge homeostasis: stress response. Return to homeostasis: recovery, return to low stress. Or inability to return to homeostasis: exhaustion, chronic stress. Stressors: wide variety.
On: The pervasive effect of stress – is it killing you?Episode: 51 Date: April 2019Background: Neuroendocrinologist.Key Subjects:Dual hormonal pathway triggered by stress stimulus:Immediate response – adrenalin:Triggers activation of parasympathetic nervous system.Secondary response – cortisol:Continues parasympathetic response (elevated blood glucose).Shuts down