Who at times has not been totally stressed out? You can feel the tightening in the chest, stomach upset, loose bowels, pressure in your head and the list goes on and on. Occasionally finding yourself in this place is fine, chronically finding yourself here is devastating to the body.
You have something called the autonomic nervous system which consists of the “sympathetic” and the “parasympathetic” nervous system. Think of the sympathetic nervous system as the gas petal and the parasympathetic nervous system as the brake.
When you are in a stressed state of being, sympathetic, you are in a fight-or-flight state. When here you are in a catabolic state, a state of tearing down the body. The nerves direct more blood to the muscles and the brain. The heart rate and blood pressure increase, while it decreases the blood flow to the digestive and elimination organs. It also activates the thyroid and adrenal glands to provide extra energy for fighting or running away. Nervousness, anxiety or feelings of panic are what one feels when in a sympathetic state of readiness.