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Upper body obesity and health: Stress response

There is no doubt that the prevalence of obesity has increased dramatically over the past decades. This is now a global concern and more so the upper body obesity (UBO), which is associated with type 2 diabetes (T2DM), dyslipidemia, and hypertension. According to doctor Dalal Akoury MD, President and founder of AWAREmed health and wellness resource center, the associations describe the metabolic syndrome, a clustering of symptoms with insulin resistance as a core cause. Regrettably, the prevalence of obesity and metabolic syndrome is now above average deeming both conditions serious public health issues, requiring immediate professional redress. Now that I have set your mind thinking, if you are considering taking timely action, schedule an appointment with doctor Akoury today for the commencement of your recovery process. And as you make that consideration, let us now focus on the roles of HPA (Hypothalamic Pituitary Adrenal axis).

Upper body obesity and health: The role of hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis

Speaking to the experts at AWAREmed health center, it is obvious that stress is a serious challenge to the natural homeostasis of an organism. Animals react to stress by producing a physiological stress response to regain equilibrium lost by the stressor. The stress response is characterized by acute behavioral and physical adaptations, including increased cognition, analgesia, gluconeogenesis, lipolysis, and inhibition of reproduction. Digging deeper, there are two major components of the stress response: the autonomic nervous system (ANS), which encompasses the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system, and the HPA axis. These systems work centrally and peripherally to produce several responses. The ‘fight or flight response’ is an active reaction to either confront the stressor or escape confrontation.

The ‘defeat response’ is when the individual does not engage in either the fight or flight response and ultimately ‘loses’ the confrontation; this is the primary stress response in modern society and is associated with HPA axis changes. Although the ANS is a key element of the stress response, the purpose of this article is to discuss the role of the HPA axis in obesity and metabolic disease. Having said that, doctor Akoury reiterates that stress can be caused by external stressors such as employment or social strains or by intrinsic stressors such as sleep deprivation. Although an acute short-term stress response is necessary for homeostasis recovery, chronic or prolonged stress responses can be harmful and may cause several diseases stated above. A study on women reported that history of depression was associated with hyperactivity of the HPA axis and decreased bone mineral density. In the past 30 years, numerous studies have shown that obesity and other metabolic risk factors are associated with lower socioeconomic status, job strain, sleep deprivation, and depression.

Finally, and because of these factors, we can’t sit without doing something towards containing the prevalence of obesity and overweight. Guided by that great need, doctor Akoury made a passionate decision of creating this medical center primarily help in the transformation of each individual’s life through increasing awareness about health and wellness and by empowering individuals to find their own inner healing power. Out of this many have benefited and you too can if only you can let us know of your problems by calling us on telephone number 843 213 1480 and we will address all your concerns professionally.

Upper body obesity and health: Stress response