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WORLDS NO. 1 KILLER DISEASE
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According to World Health Organization the number one killer diseases in the world are Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) “An estimated 17.5 million people died from CVDs in 2012, representing 31% of all global deaths. Of these deaths, an estimated 7.4 million were due to coronary heart disease and 6.7 million were due to stroke.” According to Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) heart disease is number one killer diseases in America.
ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE NOT THAT IT SHOULD BE YOURS OR ANYONE ELSE’S
The World Heart Federation states “Living a stressful life can cause people to adopt poor habits like smoking and eating badly, which in turn are risk factors for “cardiovascular disease”. As explained in the adjacent videos, studies show that acute stress triggers reduced blood flow to the heart, promotes your heart to beat irregularly and increases the likelihood of your blood clotting. All of these can trigger the development of “cardiovascular” and other diseases.
"Stress shows itself in our daily behavior in more ways than we might realize. But if you spend a large part of each day on autopilot – working, driving, or doing chores – you might not even notice these behaviors, or how they affect you." - Dr. Yvonka De Ridder, Ph.D.
WebMD Medical References show Forty-three percent of all adults suffer adverse health effects from stress. Up to 90% of all doctor's office visits are for stress-related ailments. Brain Research Institute and the American Institute of Stress statics show, percent of people in America who regularly experience physical symptoms caused by stress is up as high as 77 %.
It is first important to understand that the word “stress” commonly used in science and out through the world as seen in our research and the videos on this page is used in a general way. Stress by definition is “A state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances.” While many times the overall view of the word stress is used to describe its adverse effects as pointed out in its definition and the adjacent video, there are actually three types of stress, baseline stress, eustress and distress that can be beneficial to our health.
“Stress is a major contributing factor to the six leading causes of death in the United States: cancer, coronary heart disease, accidental injuries, respiratory disorders, cirrhosis of the liver and suicide.” - US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health
"Stress must be viewed as a disease-causing entity." - Harvard Medical School
According to various online research including Indiana University of Pennsylvania the American Medical Association finding are that stress is the basic cause of up to 90% of all human illness and disease and is recognized as the #1 proxy killer disease in the United States. According to Oxford dictionary the definition of disease is “A disorder of structure or function in a human, animal, or plant, especially one that produces specific symptoms or that affects a specific location and is not simply a direct result of physical injury.”
STRESS - EUSTRESS – DISTRESS
it is of our humble opinion that through the lens of neurosemantics which is an inter-disciplinary field, drawing from Cognitive Behavioral Psychology, General Semantics, and Neuro-linguistic, the general use of the word stress or misuse alone without explanation or knowledge of its levels, purposes and impact on our lives can be not only misleading but contrary to our biology that can be advise to our health.
For example as Dr. Pamela Peek, considered by some as one of America's top physicians points out in the adjacent video the word stress usually gets a “bad rap”. In addition, many times we hear people say “I know I should not stress” and there are those that believe that not only must we avoid stress as if we have a choice to have stress or not in our life but also can eliminate stress from their life entirely when in fact as you we see in our research stress is part of our biology that keeps us alive.
Plus, animal studies have suggested that the body’s response to stress can temporarily boost memory and learning scores.” In addition stress or distress is responsible for the survival of our species, in other words, when the lion is hunting you, you want to be “stressed” or even “distressed.”
As Dr. Sapolsky Professor of Neurology & Neurological Sciences at Stanford University puts it using the general term of stress in the adjacent video “Stress is the body’s way of rising to a challenge weather the challenge is life threatening, trivial, or fun.” According to Richard Shelton, MD, vice chair for research in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Alabama Birmingham using the term “low-level stressors”, which is another way of saying baseline stress, states “Low-level stressors stimulate the production of brain chemicals called neurotrophins, and strengthen the connections between neurons in the brain.
Eustress, by definition is a positive form of stress having a beneficial effect on health, motivation, performance, and emotional well-being. Eustress was also a motiving factor for primitive hunters and gatherers for not only for the awareness of being eaten by other animals but is a motivating factor for if there is not enough food or resources for the winter their tribe may not survive.
In modern day society while we may have food and resources and for the most part no need to fear being eaten by animals in our daily life, eustress may be a motiving factor in doing a better job due to the concern of losing or not completing the job. Eustress also accrues while exercising, stressing our body to make us stronger and healthier. And as seen in the adjacent video eustress can even be fun as people enjoy thrill rides at amusement parks.
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Distress is the word that most people should be using when they misuse the word “stress.” By definition distress means an extreme anxiety, sorrow, or pain. As research shows prolonged or chronic stress to the point of making it our self-identification causing on going “anxiety, sorrow, or pain becomes a level of “distress” that puts the body into what is referred to as fight or flight response that continually weakens or shuts down the human immune system which exposes us to viruses and disease that can causes illness and even death.
WebMD reports up to 90% of all doctor's office visits are for stress-related ailments”, which The World Heart Federation supports these findings, then this data not only fits the Oxford dictionary definition of disease but implies that the number one killer diseases in the world is not cardiovascular diseases but is “stress”.That said, much to our surprise during our research we made the discovery that the number one killer diseases in the world is not cardiovascular disease or “stress” but in fact according to scientist is distress and the misuse of the word “stress” may actually cause distress.
If studies show that acute stress triggers the development of “cardiovascular” and other diseases, stress is the basic cause of up to 90% of all human illness and disease, recognized as the #1 proxy killer disease in the United States by the American Medical Association which is one of the leading medical associations in the world.
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"No work is stressful. It is your inability to manage your body, mind, and emotions that makes it stressful."