Stress

Everyone experiences stress. Many things can cause us to become stressed. The feeling of stress is our body’s way of telling us that we are overwhelmed.

Common symptoms of stress:

  • Fast heart rate
  • Muscle tension
  • Fast breathing
  • Upset stomach
  • Insomnia

It is important that we appropriately cope with our stress. Improper management of stress can negatively affect our lives.

Negative Effects of Excessive Stress

  • Worsen symptoms current illness/disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Alcohol/drug abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Lack of sleep
  • Depression

 

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