Stress and its consequences

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Stress and its consequences

In the fast paced society we live in today, stress almost seems inevitable. Whether you are writing for a research paper, preparing for a meeting, or taking care ofyour children, stress is something we all encounter at one point or another. It can lead to considerable consequences.
Usually, the most common cases of stress come from having more responsibilitiesthan one can handle. Take for instance, having to work full-time and attending school. There are only so many hours in the day, and it’s not easy having to put in one’s full effort at a job andmaintaining good grades for classes, all while upholding a clean house. The same goes for a single mother, who would have to work and later come home to raise their children and fulfilling household chores.Having a schedule this busy could result in sacrificing a lot of the things necessary for one’s health. Although stress is something we all need in order to be energetic and alert, however, it’s notsomething we should have in excess, because it can be harmful to both the body and mind.

One of the types of stresses we go through is physiological stress, which affects the body. The outcomes ofgoing through this type of stress are upset stomachs, fatigue, migraines, neck pain, hair loss and the list goes on. People often wonder why these symptoms occur and the answer is it all starts with thebrain. When distress occurs, your nervous system is alarmed and immediately reacts by releasing several different hormones to the bloodstream. As a result of this process and to resist any diseasesor any long-term effects, people suffer the outcomes of physiological stress mentioned earlier.

While these physical effects are occurring, another thing also affected is the psychological area,from where the consequences are what people more commonly associate stress with. Depression, anxiety and low self-esteem are just a few examples of the psychological damages stress can have on a...
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