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In researching stress one would learn about what stress is the early warning signs of stress the different types of stress and how to build resistance to it Stress is a combination of physical mental and emotional feelings that result from pressure worry and anxietyThe pressures from stress are called stressors Some examples of common stressors are divorce death in the family job change pregnancy a large mortgage marriage and retirement In medicine stress is a physical chemical or emotional development that causes strains that can lead to physical illness Microsoft EncartaSome of the most common symptoms of stress are emotional distress muscular problems and stomach problems Emotional distress includes anger irritability and anxiety Muscular problems such as tension headaches upper and lower back pain and jaw pain TMJ are symptoms of stress Muscular tensions that lead to pulled muscles and tendon and ligament problems are symptoms of stress as well Other symptoms of stress are stomach gut and bowel problems Heartburn acid stomach ulcers flatulence diarrhea constipation and irritable bowel syndrome are examples of these problems Symptoms like cold hands or feet shortness of breath and chest pain are also commonThe early warning signs of stress include apathy anxiety irritability mental fatigue and overcompensation or denial What is stressful for one person may or may not be stressful for another each person responds to stress in a different way A person can plan their life so that stress doesnt overwhelm them Managed stress makes people productive and happyThere are four types of stress There is acute stress episodic acute stress chronic stress and traumatic stress Each type of stress has its own characteristics symptoms duration and treatmentsAcute stress is the common type of stress Acute stress is exciting and thrilling in small amount but too much is exhausting Overdoing it on acute stress can lead to psychological distress tension headaches upset stomach and other symptoms Some examples of stressors that can cause acute stress
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