For any physical, psychological and social changes that occur to a human is responded by the human body. This response in technically termed as stress. It is a natural tendency for the body to show reaction to any changes that require adjustment or adaption. One can experience stress from within as thoughts or from the surrounding environment.

The changes that are to be accepted and the reaction to such changes if are continuous without a chance for relaxation in between, stress built up for days together will finally shows its consequences on the health of the person. Stress that continues without relief can lead to a condition called distress – a negative stress reaction.  The consequential physical symptoms are high blood pressure, headaches, stomach aches, chest pain and sleep problems.

Research suggests that stress can worsen certain ailments like diabetes, hypothyroid or hyperthyroid, blood pressure, cancer etc. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration(OSHA) declared stress as a hazard of the workplace. Stress costs American Industry more than $300 billion annually.

Over time and prolonged stress can affect your immune system, heart, muscles, stomach, reproductive organs, lungs and skin. An extreme reaction to stress is panic attack.

So it is better we look out for these symptoms and attend them at the beginning itself to avoid severe effects and aggravation of already existing minor health disorders. Prevention is better than cure.