Teens

Vital Signs: Stress surges like a hypodermic shot of adrenaline

By Eric Villanueva ’11
The Roundup

Everyone can name a few causes of stress, like school, clubs, sports, jobs and relationships, to name a few.

However, no one stops to ponder the most elemental question, a question that if answered could help teens to alleviate their stress: What actually happens in our body when we’re stressed out?

If we know how the stress reaction works in our bodies we can better handle our stress and hopefully avoid stress-induced chronic illnesses

To understand the chemical reactions and processes in our bodies that make our palms sweat or our tongues tie, we need to go on a foreign Safari.