General or Other | General Practice | Stress (Disease)


Stress is a condition suffered by getting more people in modern society. Stress triggers the release of hormones that lead to vasoconstriction and diminishes blood circulation. A stressed heart works slower, breath accelerates, pulse rises and digestion slows, psychological discomfort causing the physical one.

Nervousness lead to muscle tension that is materialized by contractions (involuntary and repetitive muscle contractions that can cause pain in the trunk and spine). Contractions occur in the cervical and lumbar areas, crises and lumbago, headache, neuralgia of rib or dorsal pains are also reported.

Causes and Risk factors

Any type of mental pressure can cause stress. It can be brought on by a single event, a build-up of several small things or pressure you put on yourself. Some common causes of stress include: money problems, job worries, relationships, death of a loved one, family problems, exams.

Sometimes, there are no clear causes of stress. Some people naturally feel more frustrated, anxious or depressed than others, which can cause them to feel stressed more often.

Diagnosis and Treatment

The doctor will as the patient about family history, work and personal life to help determine the cause of your stress. Tests may include measuring your blood pressure, a questionnaire to test for depression.

Some self-help techniques, such as exercise, counselling or other types of talking therapy may be recommended. ...

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