Stress Causes and Effects

stress causes and effects

Stress causes and effects ?


Stress is a feeling of emotional or physical tension. It can come from any event or thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry, or nervous. It is your body’s reaction to a challenge or demand.

What causes it?
  • being under lots of pressure.
  • facing big changes.
  • worrying about something.
  • not having much or any control over the outcome of a situation.
  • having responsibilities that you’re finding overwhelming.
  • not having enough work, activities or change in your life.
  • times of uncertainty.
What are the effects of stress?
  • Brain – Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks etc..
  • Heart – Rise in Blood Pressure and Risk of Heart Attack
  • Lungs – Strained Breathing & Possible Asthma Attack
  • Stomach – Stomach Pain, with or even without Ulcers
  • Bone – Frequent Muscle and Joint Pains


  • Women appear more prone to stress than men
  • You may feel jittery from stress
  • Digestive problems may occur
  • Sress is a hormonal response from the body
  • Sress can overburden your mind with incessant worries
  • Daytime sleepiness can happen when you’re stressed
  • Frequent stress decreases your immune system
  • High blood pressure develops from chronic stress

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