Stress Disorder (Stress)

Dr Anuja Kelkar Stress is a conscious or unconscious psychological feeling or physical condition resulting from physical or mental or emotional stress.Types of Stress:

Acute Stress

Generally acute stress happens to everyone. It can be instant reaction of newly occurred situation. Acute stress can be a normal stress pattern of human body.

Episodic acute stress

Episodic acute stress is when you have frequent episodes of acute stress. This might happen if you’re often anxious and worried about things you suspect may happen.

Chronic Stress

When you have high-stress levels for an extended period of time, you have chronic stress. Long-term stress like this can have a negative impact on your health. It may contribute to:

    - Anxiety
    - Cardiovascular disease
    - Depression
    - High blood pressure
    - A weakened immune system

Causes of Stress

  • living with chronic illness
  • tension at work place or in school, college
  • surviving a life threatening accident or illness
  • There is no end to this list. A stress can be of any type. It all depends on individual and his/her sustainability.

    Common Effects of Stress

  • Muscle tension or pain,
  • Chest pain,
  • Fatigue,
  • Stomach Upset,
  • Sleep Problems,
  • Somatic Complaints,
  • Sex related issues
  • Eating too much or too little
  • Difficulty in concentration
  • Difficulty for decision making
  • Digestion issues
  • Irritableness
  • Stress Headache
  • mild to moderate dull head pain
  • a band of pressure around your forehead
  • tenderness of the scalp and forehead
  • Stress backache
  • Stress ulcer
  • Stress Management

    Stress management starts with identifying the sources of stress in your life. Stress can be easily managed in different many ways. The best stress management plans usually include a mix of stress relievers that address stress physically and psychologically and help to develop resilience and coping skills.