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Stress is common in everybody. Daily tasks such as workouts, work, school, significant life changes or painful life incidents are usually very stressful. Common stress is usually not noticeable at first, but has effects on health. More attention should be placed on dealing with significant and insignificant stress occurrences. This will inform us when help should be needed. Some can handle stress better than others. Stress appears in different forms, but they pose a high risk to physical and mental health.

Stress helps individual perform or prepare, for instance, when writing an examination or at a job interview. The body will respond to that sign of danger by either fleeing or prepare to fight back. You begin to breathe faster, your pulse quickens as your muscles become tense and more oxygen is used by the brain as its activity increases (all these in order to survive). If the stress is elongated or becomes chronic, it can lead to health-related problems. Your body can even begin to decrease its response to digestive, reproductive, sleep, or immune system which will affect their normal behavior.

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Signs of stress disorder

Different individuals handle stress differently. The body starts to function abnormally when the stress is more consistent and traumatic, or severe stress, straining the body as a result of this stress over a period of time can result in acute heart diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure and the likes and even mental diseases like depression and anxiety.

Signs of severe stress are:

  • Headaches
  • Digestive issues
  • Lack of sleep
  • Anger
  • Unhappiness
  • Irritability
  • Constant and serious viral infections