Negative Effects Of Stress-


Stress can be defined as a state of affair which involves a demand on physical or mental energy of the individual. However the condition of stress is not always adverse but in all cases it disturbs the normal physical and mental health of the individual. It is a perturbation in the homeostasis of the body. This demand occurs when the mind and body tries to cope with incessant changes in life.

Learning About the Negative Aspects of Stress -

The negative effects of stress are many and make it necessary to avoid stress. Firstly are the several unpleasant emotional feelings which stress generates like tension, feelings of inadequacy, depression, anger, dependency and others. Also, most of the emotional disorders are related to stress. These disorders are either caused by stress and/or cause it or both in some cases. Further, there are many psychological disorders which are related with stress. These in turn lead to a wide variety of disorders, as much as 50% to 80% of all the complaints treated by physicians.

Stress can also lead to interpersonal problems like feeling pressured or trapped, irritability, fear of intimacy, sexual problems, feeling of loneliness, struggling for control, and others. Stress tends to sap energy and give a feeling of tiredness. Another problem is that high stress almost always interferes with one's performance. It leads to inefficiency at school and on the job, poor decision-making, accidents and even sexual problems as mentioned earlier. Students with high stress do more poorly on exams, especially important tests, than less stressed.

Almost all stressed people tend to suffer from fatigue, aches and pains, crying spells, depression, anxiety attacks and sleep disturbance. Stress can also lead to gastrointestinal problems like ulcers, cramps, diarrhea, colitis and irritable bowel. In some patients, high stress leads to high blood pressure, heart attack, abnormal heart beat and stroke. It also leads to Decreased resistance to infections and neoplasm. Further stress can cause itchy skin rashes and thyroid gland malfunction. Thus avoid stressing out your self as it stress has a negative effect on both your body and mind!

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