Separating Fact and Fiction regarding Stress

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While it’s become increasingly clear that out of control stress can have a major negative impact on our lives, there’s also been a spread of misinformation about the topic. For example, since stress can present itself in a variety of different ways, there is no exact set of symptoms that everyone afflicted with the conduction will experience. For some people, stress can manifest itself as a persistent irritability. For others, stress can manifest itself as a powerful urge to consume foods that are rich in fat. And for others, an inability to focus on complex tasks will be a sign of chronic stress.

Since uncontrolled stress can result in health problems ranging from depression to hypertension, it’s important to have a clear idea about what stress does to us mentally and physically. This Michigan State University post busts a number of persistent myths about stress, including the notion that it affects all people in the same way. It also notes that people taking certain kinds of medication can be afflicted by severe stress and not realize it because their medication intake is masking their stress symptoms. Give this eye-opening article a read to gain a better understanding of how stress affects us and what we can do to keep it under control.

Read the full article here: Dispelling myths about stress

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