Stress has been a part of human life for as long as we have known it. There has always been some form of stress in each and every aspect of our lives; from the physiological, psychological, and social stress, which has become very common in the present time. In fact, it is considered as one of the major causes of heart attack and various other diseases. As the stress level goes up, our general health takes a negative turn as well. There are different types of stress, which different forms of stressors can alter the overall state of health. For example, the physical stress can cause swelling and other unpleasant side effects such as skin rashes, allergies, and stomach aches, while the psychological stress can alter the mood and can even lead to depression and agoraphobia. Social stress has been found to be extremely detrimental to the overall well being of an individual, with people having bad dreams, worries, and feelings of social isolation.
Some of the stress causes have been traced back to the environment we are in. The stressful environment may cause us to be irritable, which can then lead to excessive anger or even aggression. This then turns into physical stress and becomes a vicious cycle. We may start out with tension and anger but then end up getting physically angry when we are tense. The same thing is true with the psychological stress. It may start with the thought of going through a public speaking or exam, which may further cause stress levels to rise.
The physical stress is normally caused by problems at work or financial instability. Most of the time this happens because of our inability to handle the situation in the best possible manner, which may sometimes lead to us acting irrationally. The psychological stress comes from a range of factors, which include work-related problems, financial problems, and fears. The social stress has a broad range of factors, such as poor eating habits, lack of love and support from friends and family, and people gossiping behind your back. The various causes of stress are very well described and can help us know what kinds of stressors can trigger the onset of different illnesses and diseases. It is therefore important that we find out the root cause of our anxiety and stress before it leads to a lot of misery and ultimately, heart attack and other such negative physical symptoms.