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Too much stress (high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity)

Stress releases stress hormones which trigger the  ’fight or flight’ response which keeps the body in a perpetual level of tension.              Stress can cause the following health and well-being problems:

   Physical

  • stomach ulcers
  • heart attack  
  • skin disorders such as eczema
  • ME(myalgic enecephalomyelitis)
  • Accidents
  • heart disease
  • tiredness,

   Intellectual  

  • poor performance at school and work
  • lack of concentration
  • boredom

   Emotional

  • anxiety
  • insomnia
  • depression
  • irritability
  • lack of motivation

   Social

  • poor relationships at home, work and school
  • family breakdown
  • social isolation

   Behaviour

  • increased smoking
  • increased drinking of alcohol
  • taking drugs legal and illegal
  • Irrational behaviour