Effects of stress on the body


Is your dear one stressed?

What is stress?
Stress is called the "twentieth century disorder" for it is very common in the present times. It comes along with fame, success, money, technological advancement that everybody in this world aspires. In this fastpaced world, everything needs to be perfect and up to the mark. The result is stress. Stress is small amounts is beneficial as it increases the competence of an individual but if beyond a limit, it can be fatal. Stress is nothing but, how our body reacts to different challenging and taxing situations tat we face in life.

What are its symptoms?
Stress has its physical as well as mental consequences that badly affect a person's life. Although the sex of the person causes some differences, generally the effects are similar. Age may be a factor to consider. At times it so happens in life that one becomes ill in the process of recovering from an emotionally taxing experience. One may stay composed, firm and brave enough throughout the experience but just as the trauma is about to end, one succumbs to an ailment. There may be symptoms like back ache, fever, headache, loss of appetite or insomia. These are basically the body's way of responding to emotional stress. It is very well said that "Stress is created by what we think rather than by what has actually happened". Stress, in small amounts, can be good but too much of stress disorderly in life.

What are its consequences?
Stress, as believed by many experts, can crumble the nervous system. Many people perceive that stress has only mental or emotional consequences but it is not so. Stress does have adverse consequences on the body.
The physical effects of stress are aching muscles, stomach problems, diarrhea, constipation and cramps, hot flashes and fatigue.
The heart beat becomes faster and makes the person prone to heart attacks.
The protein in the body gets used up ad hence the consumption of protein needs to be increased.
The blood pressure and blood sugar levels increase.
An increase in weight and insomia are also expected.
There is a possibility of the bones becoming week as minerals are drawn from them.

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