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Understanding Stress: Symptoms, Signs, Causes and Effects

Stress leads to crisis and crisis leads to stress! So check yourself before you wreck yourself...

Understanding Stress

Symptoms, Signs, Causes, and Effects

Modern life is full of hassles, deadlines, and demands. For many people, stress is so commonplace that it has become a way of life. In small doses, stress can motivate you and help you perform under pressure. But when you’re constantly running in emergency mode, your mind and body pay the price. You can protect yourself by recognizing the signs and symptoms of stress and taking steps to reduce its harmful effects.

In This Article:

What is stress?
How do you respond to stress?
Signs and symptoms of stress overload

How much stress is too much?

Causes of stress
Effects of chronic stress
Dealing with stress

What is stress?

The Body’s Stress Response
When you perceive a threat, your nervous system responds by releasing a flood of stress hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol. These hormones rouse the body for emergency action.
Your heart p…