Stress: Signs, Symptoms, Management & Prevention
What is stress? Stress is the body's reaction to any change that requires an adjustment or response. The body reacts to these changes with physical, mental, and emotional responses. Stress is a normal part of life. You can experience stress from your environment, your body, and your thoughts. Even positive life changes such as a promotion, a mortgage, or the birth of a child produce stress. Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. How does stress affect health? The human body is designed to experience stress and react to it. Stress that continues without relief can lead to a condition called distress – a negative stress reaction. Stress also becomes harmful when people engage in the compulsive use of substances or behaviors to try to relieve their stress. What are the warning signs of stress? Chronic stress can wear down the body's natural defenses, leading to a variety of physical symptoms, including the following: Dizziness or a general feeling of "being out of it." enews
Related: Stress: What are they & how are we affected by it?
• Battling the stress of a working parent
• Stress Management for Working Adults