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The Harmful Effects of Chronic Stress

Throughout our lives we are always coming across events and times that can cause us stress. Whether it is our home life, work or trauma, stress is unavoidable. Chronic stress occurs over a long period of time and is the consistent sense of feeling pressured and overwhelmed. When this type of stress goes untreated it can greatly affect your overall health. This affects virtually every system in the body, either directly or indirectly. In this article, we will learn what causes this severe type of stress, the symptoms, and how it can affect each system. We will take a look at different ways we can avoid or receive help for chronic stress.  Causes of Chronic Stress  There are many different factors that can go into the reasons behind why someone may experience chronic stress. It can be rooted in a traumatic event that happened in the past, marital problems, the pressure of school, and the list can go on and on. When people begin experiencing stressful situations, the normal reaction is to retreat and avoid.  When you begin to experience constant heightened alertness, or feeling on edge from these situations, this is what chronic stress is. Do you ever get…