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What is stress?

Stress may be defined as any physical, chemical, or emotional factor that causes physical or psychological disturbance and that may be a cause for onset of a disease. Physical and chemical factors that can cause stress include trauma, infections, illnesses, and injuries of any sort. There are many emotionalcauses of stress and tension such as social phobia.

Even though generally the term "stress" is associated with psychological stress or tension, experts use this term to denote any force that impairs the stability and balance of bodily functions.

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Is all stress bad?

Not necessarily!

A mild degree of stress and tension can sometimes be beneficial. For example, feeling mildly stressed when carrying out a project or assignment often compels us to do a good job, focus better, and work energetically.

Similarly, exercising can cause a temporary stress on some body functions, but its health benefits are indisputable.

When stress should be viewed seriously?

Negative effects of stress appear only when stress is overwhelming, or poorly managed. In such cases it should be viewed seriously.

Management of stress

Management of stress in life should be an important goal for those under stress rather than its elimination, because elimination of stress is unrealistic, since stress is a part of normal life.

It is impossible to completely eliminate stress, and it would not be advisable to do so. Instead, we can learn to manage stress so that we have control over our stress and its effects on our physical and mental health.

The life is more stressful in modern world which is full of competition and new demands.

Effects of stress

Stress may lead to major problems like hypertension, diabetes or even heart attack. What are your chances of suffering the major stress of a heart attack? To find out, you must consider age, heredity, cholesterol, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking and lack of exercise.

Chronic anxiety and tension, and a tendency to "blow up" over minor problems will increase the rate at which blood vessels deteriorate and raise the risk.

Not only is having a heart attack depressing, but depressed people seem to be more at risk of having another one.