Cause and effect: stress

             Stress comes from many different things and is the cause of many problems in a person’s life. Stress management can be complicated and confusing because there are different types of stress. There are three main types of stress, acute stress, episodic acute stress, and chronic stress. Each has their own characteristics, symptoms, duration, and treatment approaches. Almost everyone has some type of stress. Some people cope with it better then others.
             Causes of stress are known as stressors. Stressors can be physical or emotional, internally or externally generated. Stressors can be events, situations, people or demands the individual perceives to be the source of stress. The most common stressor is change, such as loss of a loved one, career change, illness or injury, and lifestyle changes. Stressors also vary amongst people; children, teens and adults are all capable of experiencing stress yet, there are some stressors that are specific to the age or type of person. Sources of stress are often categorized into "crises and catastrophes, major life events, and daily hassles." Daily hassles such as noise, car problems, financial issues, misplacing keys, and conflicts in interpersonal relationships are all examples of the "microstressors" that add up over the course of a day or week. These "microstressors", when they accumulate have been shown to have a longer-lasting impact and contribute more to illness than catastrophes and major life events such as getting divorced, having a baby, or getting fired from a job.
             The body’s physiological reaction to stress causes the following uncomfortable symptoms: The dilated pupils can lead to blurred vision. Moisture redirected into the bloodstream makes the mouth feel very dry. The heart pumps harder and faster, which produces a pounding sensation and a racing pulse. Over longer periods, this can lead to high blood pressure, strokes, and heart attacks. The liver releases stored energy, which...

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