Module 4 - SLP STRESS AND THE CARDIOVASCULAR AND DIGESTIVE SYSTEMS
Module 4 - SLP STRESS AND THE CARDIOVASCULAR AND DIGESTIVE SYSTEMS Note: If you have trouble viewing some of the course materials, install Quicktime and the Adobe Shockwave Player, both of which can be downloaded free from the Internet. In this SLP we will investigate the effects of stress on the digestive system, including its effect on regulating blood sugar levels. As you can see, dysregulation of blood sugar levels can cause metabolic problems and unusually high or low blood sugar levels, such as in diabetes. View the trends for diabetes in America demonstrated in the graph. Now continue to your readings for this SLP assignment: Why We Gain Weight When We`re Stressed—And How Not To, in Psychology Today Cortisol Connection: Tips on Managing Stress and Weight, by Christine A. Maglione-Garves, Len Kravitz, Ph.D., and Suzanne Schneider, Ph.D. Part I: Stress and Weight Gain Using complete sentences in paragraph format, address the following questions: What hormones are implicated in the weight gain response that some individuals experience when stressed? Which type of stressor elicits this response? How does this influence fat deposition? What role do dietary choices and cravings play in stress-related weight gain? Part II: Blood Sugar Regulation Now review the article from the Dartmouth Undergraduate Science Journal: The Physiology of Stress: Cortisol and the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis How is the pathway described here different from those described in the first two articles? Which type of stressors influence the relationship between cortisol and insulin? Are the health risks different? Part III: Conclusions In a conclusion paragraph, compare and contrast the influence of short- and long-term stress effects on blood sugar regulation and fat deposition. Are these responses related to health risks in the cardiovascular system? Explain the connections between the body`s response to stress described in these articles and other health risks such a high cholesterol and hypertension. SLP Assignment Expectations Organize this assignment using the subtitles that summarize each group of questions. Answer each question under the subtitle using complete sentences that relate back to the question. Be sure to include a references section at the end of your assignment that lists the websites and articles used above and any additional resources you used to research your answers. Follow the format provided in the Background page.
Stress and the Cardiovascular and Digestive Systems Student`s Name Institutional Affiliation Stress and the Cardiovascular and Digestive Systems Everyone knows the feeling of stress, whether it is their heart racing, trembling hands as they get down to do something or having trouble sleeping as they worry about what will unfold in the next minute. Stress is an inevitable aspect of life that no one can escape; only few seem to understand the physiological mechanisms underlying this aspect. When we are consumed by anxiety, there emerges an elegant balance of the stimuli and responses. This paper will discuss the effects of stress that we seem to be dismissing and the hormones that are triggered by stress during stress response. Part One: Stress and Weight Gain When people have tight schedules to keep them mindlessly find them...