Anxiety and stress refers to any reaction to a physical, mental, or emotional stimulus that upsets the body’s natural balance. Stress is an unavoidable part of life. It can result from many things, both physical and psychological. Pressures and deadlines at work, problems with loved ones, the need to pay bills, are just some of the obvious sources of anxiety and stress for many people. Less obvious sources include everyday encounters with noise, traffic, crowds, pain, extremes of temperature and even welcome events such as a new job or move to a new house/area.
Some people handle stress well whilst others are negatively influenced by it. Stress can cause fatigue, headaches, irritability, changes in appetite, memory loss, low self-esteem, withdrawal, cold hands, high blood pressure, shallow breathing, nervous twitches, reduced sex drive, insomnia or other changes in sleep patterns, and/or gastrointestinal disorders. Stress creates the perfect breeding ground for other illnesses because of its effect on the immune response including, cardiovascular disease, cancer, endocrine and metabolic disease, skin disorders, and infectious ailments of all kinds. Stress is viewed as a mental/psychological problem but it has physical affects as the body responds with a series of physiological changes that include increased adrenal secretion, elevation of blood pressure, accelerated heartbeat and muscular tension
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