Chronic Stress and Health


Gary Evans (Editor)

Series: Health Psychology Research Focus
BISAC: MED078000

Stress is the process in which environmental demands exceed an individual’s ability to cope, resulting in affective, behavioral, and physiological changes. In response to stress, the body activates several pathways as the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA), sympathetic-adrenal-medullary, renin-angiotensin system (RAS) and parasympathetic system in attempting to preserve homeostasis. This book provides new research on the impact chronic stress has on overall health. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Association between Chronic Psychosocial Stress and the Finger Arterial Stiffness Mediated by Allostatic Load in Healthy Young Men
Gohichi Tanaka, Masami Horiguchi, Hisayoshi Okamura, Yuichi Kato, and Akira Tsuda (Department of Psychology, Center for Medical Education, Sapporo Medical University, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, and others)

Chapter 2. Effects of Chronic Stress in Testicle Morphology and Function
Carina T. Ribeiro, Francisco J.B. Sampaio, Marco A. Pereira-Sampaio, Diogo B De Souza (Urogenital Research Unit, State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Chapter 3. Stress Catecholamines on Cutaneous Wound Healing and Aging
Bruna Romana-Souza and Andréa Monte-Alto-Costa (Department of Histology and Embryology, Rio de Janeiro State University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Chapter 4. Stress Adaptation with Special Emphasis on Gastric Erosion: Is Stress a Bad Guy or a Good Guy?
Dóra Zelena and Ludmila Filaretova (Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary, and others)


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