How trauma affects your body shape

How trauma affects your body shape

How trauma affects your body shape

You may have seen most people suffering from depression and stress but have different reasons to suffer as some people have financial worries and some people have health issues and it also happens when you lose something or something special in your life. These can be common issues and almost every second person is suffering from it but trauma, it has something different in it and it is considered to be the most sensitive health issue that requires therapy.

According to an estimate, it is declared that almost 90 percent of people in the United States suffer from trauma within their lives.

What is trauma?

When it comes to the definition of trauma, we can’t say that traumatic situations are always equal to everyone. A person can be in a traumatic situation due to many reasons like being in a combat zone, sexual assault, a natural disaster and can be more dangerous and painful events like childhood filled with abuse 

Initial reaction to trauma

The reaction can be in many shapes and reactions like exhaustion, anxiety, confusion, sadness, agitation, numbness, and dissociation. It might be possible that you experienced all of the symptoms. The increased exhaustion means causing more anxiety and stress and your muscles will feel tender and constricted. With the passage of time, the muscles become exhausted and inflectional. When the traumatic events go on and even after the traumatic events people tend to behave differently and show different emotional and physical reactions. We can’t say that the particular event will put that person in trauma as the thing, feelings, and response to trauma is different so don’t judge anyone on his reactions and behaviors because it is traumatic.

The physiological effects of trauma

Trauma stimulates the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal which is the central system of any response, it can also be considered as a junction of the central nervous system through which we get more reactive to stress and there are more chances of increment of stress cholesterol.

There is a high risk of health condition such as depression or heart disease when the cholesterol gets toxic 

The body’s hormone should respond in a kinder way to remove the stressor but the problem is, someone who is suffering from trauma may continue to produce these hormones leaving the body into the adverse effects on the body over time but you can take help from trauma therapy to rebalance the natural reaction to stress.

Trauma is traumatic and the indirect effects of trauma can be fine as well as dangerous. It makes the person more sensitive in fact intense to the particular substance like there are more chances of getting into the addiction of drinking or any kind of drugs and it gets hard to cope up with.

Psychological effects

The trauma can put the person into various kinds of dangerous thinking leading him to depression, sadness, anxiety, intense fear, paranoia, anger, flashbacks, etc. It indulges the person in the belief that the world around him is dangerous and will threaten his life.

Some traumatic response takes time to rise and gets triggered by shocking and terrifying events. 

There are some indicators of being in trauma, some of them are as follows:

  1. The traumatic person tend to avoid the places, people and situation that relates to his traumatic situation
  2. He re-experience a trauma through distressing memories of the events, flashback, and nightmares
  3. He finds difficulty in sleeping, concentrating, feel jumpy and get more irritated and angry on small things
  4. Frequent changes in mood and thinking

Some possible treatments

Trauma therapy is a useful treatment to cope up with trauma and PTSD and cognitive processing therapy and prolonged exposure therapy are the fact-based symptoms that help individuals to reduce PTSD symptoms, it is estimated that both treatments can reduce the symptoms of PTSD after approximately 12 weeks.

It is unsure that everyone suffering from trauma has to experience PTSD. In fact every traumatic person has to suffer different impacts on their lives according to the events but there is an evidence-based treatment that can help but it needs more specific treatments than the normal ones, the relationship with the trusted provider can also make a big difference. However, if the patient has the thinking that the word is untrustworthy, and therapy of the trusted one can turn his thinking towards positive aspects.

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