About Stress and How
It Can Affect You
Stress can make problems in life, even destroy lives and cause
injury and illness. It can lead to a host of many illnesses referred to as
Stress-Related Disorders. Stress is often at the foundation of problems such
as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, alcoholism, abuse of both legal
and illegal drugs, extreme nervousness, anxiety, panic disorders, depression,
feelings of hopelessness and general unhappiness.
While the Stress Mechanism is a normal and natural part of the
defense mechanisms of all humans, in many individuals stress either is in poor
control or out of control therefore leading to its negative consequences as
There are number of important questions that
ultimately need to be answered:
- What is stress?
- How can it be recognized early?
does it get out of control?
- How does stress cause illness and reduced quality of
- What can be done about stress?
- Can stress be eliminated or
In this site we will look at each of these questions and what options you have.
While stress can cause some very negative, uncomfortable and even harmful
problems, it also has a positive side. It is part of an ancient and important
set of defensive systems that protect us from injury and illness. When it is
used appropriately by us the stress mechanism can protect us and even save our life. Another and
important aspect which often goes unrecognized by most people, and too often by
the medical profession, is that abnormal or problematic stress is a clue to those
unresolved conflicts that not only bother us but often undermine our success. Hence, the stressed individual is simply demonstrating that he or she
has one or more unresolved conflicts that these conflict must be resolved for maximum health
While stress is not an easy problem, it is also not
unmanageably complicated. It simply requires that one understands what stress is
and what can be done to reduce, control, eliminate or transform it to
the positive force it is meant to be.
For a short
list of medical conditions, symptoms and illnesses caused by or predisposed to
because of stress.
more information about stress and Stress Related