How Much Stress Can Kill You?


Hey there! Welcome to Life Noggin. Oooh! Everything’s rounded! Very trendy! There’s always a lot of excitement at the
end of the year – but also a lot of things to worry about: studying for final exams,
getting all of your grades, buying presents for loved ones, traveling to see friends and
family Okay. Wow, I’m starting to get stressed out here
myself. Like really stressed! What if I have a heart attack? Oh no, could you die from stress? Oh, now I’m stressed out about that too! Okay, Blocko, deep breath. It’s gonna be okay! Stress is your body’s response to a demand. When you experience stress, like a major deadline
or a traumatic event, your body releases hormones and chemicals like adrenaline, cortisol and
norepinephrine. These things come in handy during life or
death situations where you have to react quickly or perform a heroic feat of strength, like
this! Is this impressing anybody? No? Alright. I’m putting it down. but chronic or persistent stress can have
negative effects on your health. When you are constantly stressed, your body
is continuously executing the fight or flight response that unleashing the wave of hormones
and chemicals throughout your body. This eventually takes it’s toll. Stress hormones can have a negative effect
on your central nervous system – which is made up of your brain and spinal cord. Studies have found that while some stress
can improve memory, chronic stress can decrease your brain mass and cause structural changes,
resulting in the worsening of your memory, cognition, and ability to learn. Stress hormones also have a big impact on
your heart. They can cause an increase in blood vessel
constriction, leading to a higher risk of heart attacks and other heart conditions. Some researchers even suggest that severe
stress can lead to premature death, or sudden death, especially in those who have a history
of heart disease. Yeah, okay, alright, i need to calm down. Stress can also weaken your immune system,
making you more susceptible to colds and infections., Research also shows that stress can make vaccines
less effective and wounds take longer to heal. Stress can also cause problems in your respiratory,
digestive, and reproductive systems, contribute to mental disorders like depression and anxiety,
and lead to over or under eating – which could put you at risk for malnutrition/ Students reaching adulthood experience particularly
high levels of stress due to demands from school, pressures to succeed, the transition
into college life, and post-graduation plans., A 2017 study by the American College Health
Association found that 87% of students were overwhelmed with all the things they had to
do. Another study of nearly 14,000 college students
found that 45% experienced two or more major stressors in the past year, and 26% were unable
to manage their stress. The good news is that many students are seeking
help. One college counseling center reported a 231%
increase in yearly visits and a 173% increase in total yearly clients. This center offers both individual and group
talk therapy sessions that aim to teach students how to better deal with their issues. In addition to counseling, studies have found
that college students can benefit from coping strategies aimed at changing or adapting to
the stressor, certain meditation techniques are great, exercise can also help, and there
are tons of online educational tools. While good grades are important, so is your
health and well being. It is possible to work yourself to death,
so yeah, it’s important take breaks, relax, and ask for help when you need it. Do you need to get the thing you’re stressed
about off your chest? If you feel comfortable with sharing, let
me know in the comment section below. Let’s all support each other in these very
stressful times. Curious to know the dangerous effects of bullying? Well then you should check out this video
I did with Triangle Bob. They often experience neglect, or are themselves
bullied by parents or siblings. Due to feeling shame from their own experiences,
they might develop defense mechanisms like aggression. Targets of bullying often do worse in school
and are more likely to skip or dropout. As always, my name is Blocko, this has been
Life Noggin, don’t forget to keep on thinking.

86 thoughts on “How Much Stress Can Kill You?

  1. School.
    Without School, we'd be more healthier, happier, and be able to remember better.
    School, you NEED TO CHANGE QUICKLY OR YOU'RE GONNA RUIN KIDS' LIFE EVEN MORE.

  2. This was uploaded in the 1 year anniversary of my father’s passing and ironically stress was what ended up killing him

  3. I always get stressed from school, I have depression and anxiety so it just worsens the stress I'm sure. I'm stressed from school because I am the "smart" kid and I feel pressured to do my best and behave the best because of my teachers and my parents and I can't relax and do bare minimum because its a habit for me to do my best so I can't change that.

  4. Omg I get SO much stress from school and home that I will die very soon and I’m only 11 and I am having mental breakdowns all the time so I be dead in like a year

  5. You can get a painful mouth ulcer and a voice disorder where you can't speak above a whisper from stress. My cousin got a mouth ulcer from stress and couldn't speak, drink or eat without pain. She found a way to eat by putting food on the side of her mouth and If you want act humane towards her, don't force her to talk or don't talk to her too much

  6. I'm showing this to my teacher , who gives us like 5 hours of homework, plus tests every other week

  7. I had a big headache because all of the pressure that teachers give me and the work at me school I had to go to the hospital just because of it and they said that one of my brain nerves almost to exploded and they said I was so lucky I came here fast as possible and here I say that school can kill you out dear God but I'm still risking my own life of good education god damit

  8. I got stressed about almost everything so much that I think I've ran out of stress. Now whenever something stressful comes up i don't really feel stressed.

  9. Psst, psst. Wanna know something?
    My school gives me billions of homework and I have to send them tomorrow, and my tuition adds in another billion homework, while my parents add yet anothet billion homework.
    A l l o f t h a t i s d u e i n o n e f u c k i n g d a y .
    Uhh, yeah. Done expressing my emotions. Now I'm not stressed.

  10. Well so im lonely no friends family doesnt give me much help mom said that if i will get C on certificate she will take my phone which is only thing that kept me alive at one time but thats something bit else my brother is kinda bullying me so instead of dieing of stress im gonna jump out of window (well not really)

  11. A month ago I was so stressed from school, I almost failed and stayed in my grade. On the Friday I didn’t eat and straight went to work and didn’t do anything I didn’t even eat and my parents were worried about me. And on Sunday I finished worked got in the shower and my hair felt weird, like all oily but I relaxed and then on Monday I submitted my work.

  12. Stress like, your ex wanting to take you to court to take your kids from you, being falsley accused of things, fired, sued, and much more. I am sure many people would love to go back to college and start over.

  13. When i was 13, i had a lot of stress becuz of my brother. He doesnt really care about anything, he put all the work on me. I had to do a lot of house work, while he plays games!!! So annoying!!!!

  14. I Have Anorexia And I'm Only 10.
    And My Head Always Hurts.
    And I Feel Tired A Lot.
    But Somehow I'm Very Active, In My School, I'm A Athlete.
    Blocko Can You Make A Video On How Anorexia Affects Your Body?
    #DearBlocko

  15. Yep, I sure be comfortable telling you what I'm stressed about, and I am severely stressed right now… 😭💔 the deadline of my class presentation is tomorrow and I have a loooooooot to read tonight, plus I have a lot of assignments to pass💔😭 and I don't have anymore time to relax anymore 😭 although I'm here watching YouTube and how stress could kill you, I just want to relax and have time for myself but I have so much to do💔 plus I'm battling with depression right now and these assignments and homework is making it worse💔 I am literally dead inside and I have no one to talk to about this besides this comment section😢, but anyways, that's how I feel right now..

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