Risks Of Unhealthy Stress
Physical And Behavioral Symptoms of Stress
You may feel physical stress which is the result of too much to
do, not enough sleep, a poor diet or the effects of an illness. Stress can also be mental: when you worry about money, a loved
ones illness, retirement, or experience an emotionally devastating event, such as the death of a spouse or being fired from
However, much of our stress comes from less dramatic everyday responsibilities. Obligations and pressures which
are both physical and mental are not always obvious to us. In response to these daily strains your body automatically increases
blood pressure, heart rate, respiration, metabolism, and blood flow to you muscles. This response, is intended to help your
body react quickly and effectively to a high-pressure situation.
However, when you are constantly reacting to stressful
situations without making adjustments to counter the effects, you will feel stress which can threaten your health and well-being.
The physical symptoms of stress include headaches, muscle pain constipation, stomach problems heartburn and skin problems.