Frequently Asked Questions on Stress


What is chronic stress?

Chronic stress is a constant problem that persists over an extended period of time. Chronic stress may become difficult to manage and may be psychologically and physically debilitating.

What are the physical symptoms of stress?

Physical signs like Headache, gastrointestinal disturbances, sleep problems, muscle tension, muscle ache, muscle pain, and fatigue are some of the symptoms of stress.

What are people with chronic stress suceptible to?

People with chronic stress tend to incline towards addictions and have a greater tendency to engage in unhealthy activities like as overeating, smoking cigarettes, and excessive use and abuse of alcohol and drugs.

What type of activities release endorphins for stress relief?

A person with chronic stress can stimulate endorphin release by regular activity and exercise. Physical activity helps the brain to cope with and respond to stress.

What is the connection between chronic stress and heart diseases?

The body reacts to stress by releasing a hormone adrenaline that causes breathing and heart rate to speed up and blood pressure to rise. These physical reactions are set off to deal with the situation by confronting it or by running away from it - the "fight or flight" response. But when stress is chronic the body remains in high gear off and on for days or weeks at a time, which may result in Heart Diseases.