Chronic Stress

Stress Relief Might Help Your Health: Illustration of friends relaxing by a fireplace. Winter holidays—do they fill you with joy or with worries about gift-giving and family gatherings? Do summer vacations leave you relaxed or fretful over travel ...1

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Symptoms of Chronic Stress

The body responds to each type of stress in similar ways. Different people may feel it in different ways. For example, some people experience mainly digestive symptoms, while others may have headaches, sleeplessness, depressed mood, anger and irritability. People under ...2

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Complications of Chronic Stress

However, with chronic stress, those same nerve chemicals that are life-saving in short bursts can suppress functions that aren't needed for immediate survival. Your immunity is lowered and your digestive, excretory, and reproductive systems stop working normally. Once the ...3

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Causes of Chronic Stress

The top causes of stress in the U.S. are money and work-related pressures, according to a 2013 survey from the American Psychological Association. Stress can also arise from major life changes, such as the death of a loved ...4

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Causes List for Chronic Stress

Some possible causes of Chronic Stress or similar disorders may include:5

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Risk Factors for Chronic Stress

People who are stressed out tend to do other things that make their body less healthy and more vulnerable to the effects of stress. Many eat more fatty comfort foods, which can lead to obesity and diabetes. They may smoke ...6

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Treatments: Chronic Stress

It’s not clear why some people can sidestep or recover more quickly from stress than others. These resilient people seem to “bounce back” more easily after stressful situations. Recent studies of animals suggest that resiliency may depend at least ...7

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  1. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): issue/ dec2014/ feature1
  2. Source: NIMH (NIH): health/ publications/ stress/ index.shtml
  3. ibid.
  4. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): issue/ dec2014/ feature1
  5. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  6. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): 2007/ January/ docs/ 01features_01.htm
  7. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): issue/ dec2014/ feature1

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