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What are the possible effects of being stressed?


Jul 11th, 2015

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What Is Stress?

Stress is the body's reaction to harmful situations whether they’re real or perceived.

Stress means different things to different people. Some people are better able to handle stress than others.  Actually our bodies are designed to handle small doses of stress. But, we are not equipped to handle long-term, chronic stress without ill consequences.

What Are the Symptoms of Stress?

Stress can affect all aspects of your life, including your emotions, behaviors, thinking ability, and physical health. No part of the body is immune. But, because people handle stress differently, symptoms of stress can vary. Symptoms can be vague and may be the same as those caused by medical conditions. So it is important to discuss them with your doctor. 

Possible/Common effects of stress (How Does Stress Affect Health?)

Indeed, stress symptoms can affect your body, your thoughts and feelings, and your behavior. Being able to we recognize common stress symptoms can give you a jump on managing them.

Stress that continues without relief can lead to a condition called distress negative stress reaction. Distress can lead to physical symptoms including headaches, upset stomach, elevated blood pressure, chest pain, and problems sleeping. Research suggests that stress also can bring on or worsen certain symptoms or diseases.

The Common effects of stress are given below,

  •  On your body
  •  On your mood 
  •  On your behavior
  •   Stress can play a part in problems such as headaches, high blood pressure, heart problems, diabetes, skin   conditions, asthma, arthritis, depression, and anxiety.
  •   Forty-three percent of all adults suffer adverse health effects from stress.
  •  The lifetime prevalence of an emotional disorder is more than 50%, often due to chronic, untreated stress reactions.

Some of diseases which impact on health due to stressed are given below,

  • Headache
  • Muscle tension or pain
  • Chest pain
  • Fatigue
  • Change in sex drive
  • Stomach upset
  • Sleep problems
  • Anxiety
  • Restlessness
  • Lack of motivation or focus
  • Irritability or anger
  • Sadness or depression
  • Angry outbursts
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Tobacco use

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