There are at least three different types of stress, all of which carry physical and mental health risks:
- Daily responsibilities such as the pressures of work, family and other daily responsibilities are the cause what is known as routine stress.
- An unexpected negative change, such as losing a job, or having a serious illness are some of causes of what is known as acute stress.
- A major accident, natural disaster, or even an assault, whether one is seriously hurt or in danger of being killed are causes what is known as traumatic stress.
A variety of people respond to each type of stress in similar ways and many people may feel it differently in different ways. There is a small group of people that experience mostly digestive symptoms, while a group of other people may experience headaches, sleeplessness, depression, or even anger. Viral infections can affect people more easily especially if they are experiencing chronic stress which can lead them to catch the common cold or the flu.
Routine stress can be the most difficult to notice in a person at first, this is because the source of stress tends to be more persistent than in cases of acute or traumatic stress, there is no sign that the body needs to return to normal functioning. Over a period of time, consistent strain on the body from routine stress can lead to a variety of serious health problems including heart disease, high blood pressure, depression, anxiety disorders, and a many other illnesses.
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