Medicine and Health with Dr. Paul Anderson Podcast

January 2017 focus: Stress
The effects of stress on different parts of the body
30 Sep 2017

What parts of my body become affected by stress?

Original air date, 01-13-17

Recap from last show on 01-05-17:

Stress can come from anything.  Pain, Surprise, Fear, Anxiety, Infection or Inflammation and many more things.

The body has two MAIN chemical responses when the stress input is received:  Immediate release of catecholamines (adrenalin for fight, freeze or flight) and slower release of cortisol (a steroid hormone made by the adrenal glands) which has body wide effects.

Continued PTSD discussion:

Where does PTSD settle in the body?

How many places in my body can be changed by stress?

Stress effects on:

  • Heart
  • Lungs
  • Muscle
  • Liver and Pancreas
  • Fat
  • Digestive system
  • Brain
  • Reproductive System / Hormones


  • Stress induced chest pain / hypertension
  • Stress induced weight gain
  • Stress induced indigestion
  • etc…

Next week we will go through responses to “un-do” stress effects

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