634 Words May 26th, 2013 3 Pages
Stress is something all people experience from time to time. Anything that poses a threat or challenge to ones’ well-being is stress. It can affect you mentally and physically. Stress can be beneficial or atrocious to ones’ health. Stress can emerge in many different forms from school, work, and divorce. Stress can also make a person feel frustrated, angry, sad, nervous, anxious and even hopeless at times. Stress is the way the body responds to a threat or challenge. This response is known as fight or flight response telling the body to either to fight or get away from immediate danger. Fight or flight response is based on the sympathetic nervous system responding. The body produces larger quantities of chemicals cortisol, adrenaline and …show more content…
Fatigue and overwork stress is caused a person over expending their energy or working too hard without rest. It can also be caused by not knowing how to manage time well and not know when to relax or not.
Stress can take a large toll on the body. It can affect ones’ thoughts, feelings, body, and behavior. Having a lot of stress can cause the immune system to not work properly resulting in illness. This can lead to headaches, stomach aches, heart and sleeping problems. If stress continues it can also eventually lead to death. Your mood is another factor that can be affected by stress. Stress can affect a person mood by making one feel irritability, anger, restlessness, sadness or depression. This can make a person not want to talk to anyone or lash out on one someone for no apparent reason. Behavior can also be affected by stress. Stress can cause an individual’s behavior to change and become abnormal. It may cause a person not to eat which can result in anorexia or overeating resulting in obesity. A usually leveled headed well-mannered person might become randomly aggressive and have angry outburst if under enough stress.
There are many factors that can lead to stress; the way you deal with it can determine how it will affect you. Stress can be a good or bad thing depending on the amount of stress a person has. It can make you more alert, sharpen senses and

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