By taking a quiz from the given link, though I did not know the exact number for each of the answer I did know the rough for the answer for each question. But that surprise me the most was that recent Latino Immigrant have better heath that average American. It is not because I was wrong but it was very surprising that recent Latino immigrant that are usually poorer have better health than average American. Even if the immigrant Latino have less accessibly to health care compared to higher economic class, the immigrant Latino have better health. But after several year of them living in United State their health eventually diminish. In the video, it said that social relationship protect the immigrant from disease and cope with stress because being different from their home country. Interestingly I thought of a hypothesis relating to their health worsen after staying in United States for several years. With time the accumulation and “Americanized” way of living could be the cause. What I meant of “Americanized” is the stress to change such as their diets and behavior.
When I think of factors that might could have effect the health of the Latino immigrant after living several years in United States, I think it could be from gradual change of their life style. Lifestyle choices such as food and their behavior due to the change and the availability of resource that are different. Though close family ties may have help cope with stress, living for years can take a tool to a person’s health. Realization of the change in their usual environment can be very stressful.
Also stress can also greatly influence the health of the person. By being an immigrant stress can be the source of by being pressured to change and to adapt. Worrying about earning enough income to feed the family, pressure as being an immigrant, living to adapt to American culture by changing behaviorally and to change diets be causing stress to the immigrants. Without finding the treatment to manage stress. Stress can cause changes in hormones in the body can increase the risk of disease.
The reason that I focus Culture as a topic of what the cause of disappearing is because as an immigrant myself and have taken some phycology class, this is a great reflection how I felt. Giving example that change in culture can greatly affect the health of the person, I find this topic was pretty interesting