Stress has been identified by the medical world to account for most most medical conditions.
Not all stress is bad — it can trigger your fight-or-flight mechanism to help you respond to an emergency. Stress affects everyone differently, and too much stress can cause serious health issues. Stress is a part of life and needs to be managed in order to be healthy and happy.
Types of stress:
• Acute stress:Is your “body's immediate reaction/biological response” to a new challenge, event, or demand, triggering a fght-or-fight response
• Episodic acute stress: Is when 'acute stress' occurs frequently often shown by levels of temper, irritability.
• Chronic stress: can occur when 'acute stress' is not resolved and is usually associated with 'depression', 'relationships' and 'financial problems'.
Symptoms of stress
Stress can affect how you feel emotionally, mentally and physically, and also how you behave. Emotions can include: feeling overwhelmed, irritable and 'wound up', anxious or fearful and lacking in self esteem
A person can mentally be having: racing thoughts, constant worrying, difficulty concentrating, difficulty making decisions
Physical feelings include: headaches, muscle tension or pain, dizziness, sleep problems, feeling tired all the time, eating too much or too little and can influence: drinking or smoking behaviours, relationships with others and dealing with problems effectively
Stress is a natural response, however it can get out of control easily. The treatments use various mental and physical tools. Many factors can influence ‘stress’ such as ‘work‘, ‘relationships’ and depression’ to name a few and we will address them.