People get stressed occasionally. Life occurrences such as exercise, daily work, major life changes, school, and disturbing occurrences can be very stressful. This routine stress is the ones that are hard to notice, but very detrimental to health. Stress arising from minor and major events should be handled properly because this will make us know when to seek assistance. Although people handle stress differently, physical and health risks arise from the numerous types of stress.
People, when stressed tend to prepare or perform better. For instance, having an interview for a new job or preparing for a test. The body, when faced with a threat responds by running away or fighting back. The pulse becomes quicker, breathing gets faster, the muscle becomes tense and more oxygen gets absorbed by the brain due to increased activity (all survival features). Health-related problems arise from constant and severe stress. The reproductive, immune and digestive system gets suppressed by the body when strained to a particular limit. This will affect their normal functioning.
Symptoms of a stress attack
Different people may feel stress in different ways. If the source of stress tends to be more constant than in cases of acute or traumatic stress, the body gets no clear signal to return to normal functioning. Over time, continued strain on your body from routine stress may lead to serious health problems, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and other illnesses, as well as mental health problems like depression or anxiety.
People handle stress in different ways. Stress becomes serious and severe when the source becomes constant and the body won’t be notified to function properly. Serious health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and some mental diseases arise when the body gets strained and the stress is too constant. Mental sickness like anxiety or depression also occurs.
Signs of serious stress:
- Digestive problems
- Lack of sleep
- Concurrent and serious viral infections