Feeling Stressful? There might be More Help Coming Your Way

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People need stress to live – that’s what gives us the motivation, the zest, and the energy to cope with life. Too much of it can kill. According to a feature article on BBC on “The consequences of too much stress“, too much stress can cause blood pressure, stroke, a slew of heart diseases, anger, anxiety, fear, and of course destroy relationships at work and at home.

Emotional and psychological stress can also cause depression, obesity, premenstrual syndrome, postpartum depression, cushing’s syndrome otherwise known as hypercortisolism, epilepsy, and osteoporosis.

Thanks to a coterie of Neuroscience researchers from Tufts — in a combined study supported by the grants from the American Federation for Aging Research and the National Institution of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) which a part of the national Institute of health – a definite role played by Neurosteroids for stress responses has been found.

As a part of the research findings, a novel mechanism has been found that regulates the body’s response to stress. They also found out how to disallow stress to be caused and prevent the stress-induced anxiety that follows. The team identified the CRH (Cortocotrophin Releasing Hormone) neurons that are involved in the control of stress path from the brain to the rest of the body.

The finding is slated to be of paramount importance as it can lead the way for further research in trying to find new approaches to manage a huge number of cases involving neurological disorders that are caused due to stress.

According to this Praxeon Blog post that mentions a few statistics from WHO, a huge 6.8 million people die every year thanks to neurological disorders. The economic cost of such disorders in Europe was estimated at 140 billion euros way back in 2004.

In the U.K, according to a post on Huffington Post , the hanging financial worries have stressed out most U.K citizens. As such, a recent poll of about 3000 adults reveals that 70% suffer from chronic sleep deprivation and 57% of these adults stay awake due to their financial woes.

Troubles abound the world over with most people being stressed out. This new finding should help pull in an effective way to keep these stress levels down.




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