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What is stress and why does it happen?

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Stress is a natural feeling of not being Apple to cope with specific events and demands. Sometimes in the case of some people, it can become a chronic condition if it is not managed. Such demands have come from relationships, work, financial bases, and other situations. You may experience real or perceived challenges or threats to your own well-being and that can cause stress.

What is stress

Stress is your body's natural defense against danger and predators. When you face stress, your body is flooded with Armands. These hormones prepare your systems to confront or evade danger.

When you face a challenge or threat, your body will show some physical response. The body will activate the resources that will help you either to stay and control the challenge or get to safety as fast as possible. When you face stress your body will produce more quantities of the chemicals cortisol, epinephrine, and norepinephrine. These chemicals trigger the following physical reactions in your body “

  • increased blood pressure
  • heightened muscle preparedness
  • sweating
  • alertness

Reasons

Why do you suffer from stress? There are some environmental factors that can trigger the stress reaction and these are known as stressors. Aggressive behavior, a speeding car, noises, scary moments in movies, going out, and different other events, conditions, and factors may result in stress in different people. In many cases, employment and money can be one of the most common stressors

Common major life events that can trigger stress include:

  • job issues or retirement
  • lack of time or money
  • bereavement
  • family problems
  • illness
  • moving home
  • relationships, marriage, and divorce

Other commonly reported causes of stress are:

  • abortion or pregnancy loss
  • driving in heavy traffic or fear of an accident
  • fear of crime or problems with neighbors
  • pregnancy and becoming a parent
  • excessive noise, overcrowding, and pollution
  • uncertainty or waiting for an important outcome

Types of stress

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, there are two types of stress “ acute and chronic.

Acute stress

This type of stress is shorter and it is more common. It develops when people face upcoming challenges in the near future or when they consider the pressure of events that have recently been acquired. Acute stressors often have a clear and immediate solution. It does not cause the same amount of damage as long-term, chronic stress. It may result in tension headaches and an upset stomach and a little bit of distress.

Chronic stress

This type of stress develops over a long period of time and is more harmful in comparison. Ongoing poverty, unhappy marriage, a dysfunctional family are some of the common examples of situations where chronic stress may happen. If the person is not able to see a way to avoid their stressors or if the person stops seeking solutions, then chronic stress may have. A traumatic experience early in life may also result in chronic stress.

Chronic stress is more damaging and your body may find it difficult to come back to normal levels. Search constant state of stress can also result in different other medical problems including type two diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. It can also cause depression Kab anxiety and other mental health disorders.

Signs of stress

The following are the common signs of stress. You may feel-

  • anxious
  • afraid
  • angry or aggressive
  • sad
  • irritable
  • frustrated
  • depressed.

These feelings may produce some physical symptoms as well. 

Your body may react to the stress the following way-

  • headaches
  • nausea
  • indigestion
  • digestive problems such as constipation, bloating, or diarrhea
  • shallow breathing or hyperventilating
  • sweating
  • heart palpitations
  • aches and pains.

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