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Dr. Susan Lowey, Associate Professor, Nursing
Eustress or good stress is beneficial, as it gives a burst of energy and help us to be motivated, perform task more efficiently and even boost memory. Bad stress can be described as anxiety provoking and if it takes place habitually, it can lead to health problems (ULifeline, 2019). For this reason, excessive stress has a delirious effect on the overall health of any individual. It is primarily a physical response defined by the Stress Management Society (SMS) (2017). The article further explained that when an individual is stressed, the body shifts into the “fight or flight” response that allows blood flow to divert from the brain to important muscles needed to fight or flee (SMS, 2017) .The body under this constant mechanism can be detrimental to one’s health as it can lead to individuals having an inability to cope with stressors associated with work, school, and home (SMS, 2017). Additionally, persons could have lapse in judgment of constantly being in an overwhelmed state of mind that enables them to not “think straight”, and to not perform to one’s highest capabilities (SMS, 2017). Stress attributes to individuals experiencing insomnia, fatigue, headaches, upset stomach, diarrhea, constipation, nausea, aches and pain, frequent colds and fever, moreover, sometimes lose their ability to perform sexually (Segal et al. 2018). These symptoms under any circumstance prevent individuals from being productive and has visibly shown that it reduces the capabilities for a person to learn and retain any material.
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