Essay on The Effects Of Stress On The Body

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The Effects of stress on the body
Everyone experiences stress at one point in their life. There are multiple ways stress affects the body. School work, family issues and your job can be perfect examples of stress. No matter how stressed you get it will cause damage to the body. There are two types of stress short term and long term stress. Both do damage to your body.
Short tern stress is normal, this is what happens when stress is temporary. Even though it is short term, stress can still do damage to your body. Short term stress can last as little as a few hours to a few days. Short term stress effects the body in multiple ways, such as chest pain, stiff muscles, headache, cold skin with goose bumps, breathlessness, dry mouth, sleeplessness, loss of appetite, difficulty in concentrating, memory disturbance, abdominal discomfort, depression and outbursts of anger. With sudden onset stress, the muscles tense up all at once, and then release their tension when the stress passes. Some people get a stomach-ache before giving a speech is a form of stress, but goes away as soon as they are done. Another example of short term stress is hyperventilation, can bring on panic attack. (University of California; Weinstein)
Long term stress is also known as chronic stress. When stress starts interfering with your ability to live a normal life for an extended period, it becomes even more dangerous. You can have heart problems, when stress hormones (like adrenaline) are releases in the…

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