Signs and Symptoms
Stress is an emotional and physical response to external and internal factors. Stress may come in the form of physical, mental, chemical, nutritional, traumatic, or psycho-spiritual stress and can be taxing on you and your loved ones.
Your body responds to the various stresses with biological mechanisms involving the brain, nervous system, endocrine system, and circulatory system, in order to create homeostasis, or balance. Chronic stress has also been known to lead to more serious health issues, including heart attack, stroke, diabetes, digestive diseases, and more.
Treatment options include therapy, changes in lifestyle and environmental factors, and the inclusion of stress-relieving activities on a daily basis, like yoga, social activities, or other hobbies.