Sunday, 1 November 2015

What are the causes of stress?

Lot of things can cause stress. One may feel stress while going on a job interview, taking a test, or run a race. These kinds of short-term stress are normal. Long-term (chronic) stress is caused by stressful situations or events that last over a long period of time, like problems at work or conflicts in family. Over time, chronic stress can lead to severe health problems. Personal problems that can cause stress include:
Health, especially if one has a chronic illness such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis Emotional problems, such as anger, depression, grief, guilt, or low self-esteem.Relationship problems or feeling a lack of friendships or support in life.Major life changes, such as dealing with the death of a parent or spouse, losing your job, getting married, or moving to a new city.Stress in family, such as having a teenage child, or other family member who is under stress, or being a caregiver to a family member who is elderly or who has health problems.Conflicts with beliefs and values. For example, one may value family life, but may not be able to spend as much time with family.Social and job issues that can cause stress include:
Surroundings - Living in an area where overcrowding, crime, pollution, or noise is a problem can create chronic stress.Social situation - Being poor, feeling lonely, or facing discrimination based on race, gender, age can add stress to life.Job - Being unhappy with work or finding job too demanding can lead to chronic stress. Unemployment. Losing job or not being able to find work can also add to stress level.

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