Miniseries | How Stress Affects the Body: Nervous System Episode (2/3)

Living Well Podcast by Jefferson Health

Apr 19 2024 • 14 mins

Welcome to part two of our three-part series examining the effects of stress on the body. In this episode, neurologist and sleep specialist Dr. Zhikui Wei discusses how stress specifically impacts how the nervous system functions, including the brain.

Dr. Wei explains the distinction between acute and chronic stress responses, delving into how both types of stress affect the brain’s neurotransmitters, tissue remodeling in the brain, and overall mental health. He also offers insights on recognizing symptoms of stress and shares tips for managing stress, including the mindfulness practice he uses to reduce stress in his life.


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