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What happens during the fight or flight response

In response to acute stress, the body's sympathetic nervous system is activated by the sudden release of hormones.

  • After the threat is gone, it takes between 20 to 60 minutes for the body to return to its pre-arousal levels.

Physical signs that can indicate the fight-or-flight response has kicked in include:

  • Dilated pupils: In times of danger, the body prepares itself to be aware of its surroundings
  • Pale or flushed skin: Blood flow to the surface area is reduced
  • Rapid heart rate and breathing: Provides the body with oxygen
  • Trembling: The muscles tense and become primed for action

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