STRESS

19 Jul 2019

ABSTRACT –

Stress is a mental or physical tension occurs due to overload and struggle to deal with demands. It can be one of the cause of some illness too. Some psychological, environmental and social factors leads to this condition which is called as Stressors. Moderate levels of it is beneficial for the health but long term stress can result in complications. Some people experience this condition after traumatic events known as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

CAUSES –

  • Stress at work
  • Family and relationship problems
  • Financial crisis
  • Traumatic events
  • Unrealistic expectations
  • Other severe illness

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS –

  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Nervousness
  • Tension
  • Fatigue
  • Faintness
  • Sleeping disorders
  • Emotional reactions like excessive anger, irritation, anxiety, etc.

COMPLICATIONS –

  • Heart disorders
  • Asthma
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Depression and anxiety disorders
  • Alzheimer’s disease

DIAGNOSIS –

  • Physical examination on the basis of signs and symptoms
  • Questionnaire and counselling sessions

TREATMENT –

  • Antidepressant medications
  • Physical and breathing exercises
  • Yoga and meditation
  • Aroma therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Other stress management techniques
  • Communicating with family members

EPIDEMIOLOGY –

  • As reported by CDC (Center for Disease Control), it has been informed that approximately 110 million people die every year due to this condition which makes the count as 7 people in 2 seconds.

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