stress and its effects - Staci Shea AP Psych Stress and Its...

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Staci Shea AP Psych Stress and Its Effects on Health Stress is any type of change that causes physical, emotional, or psychological strain. Your body reacts to stress as if it was reacting to a life- or – death situation. Long- term exposure to stress can lead to some major health problems. It may raise blood pressure, make your immune system weak, increase the risk of having a heart attack or stroke, contribute to infertility and speed up the aging process. Long-term stress may even make you more susceptible to anxiety and depression. The most symptom that a lot of women care about is that chronic stress may make you age quicker. This is found to be true. The stress makes the hormone levels change around. Doctors have made surgeries to help with this. Another common effect of stress is to cause headaches. This may cause anxiety in your mood, which will in turn cause some to either overeat or under eat. This is where you might see the most obvious physical changes in someone who is undergoing a lot of stress. You may get muscle tension or pain. This can cause restlessness in most people.
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2011 for the course PYSCHOLOGY 1101 taught by Professor Cameronmiller during the Fall '11 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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