Can stress negatively affect our Health and Safety?

Yes, stress can hurt your health. Our bodies are built with a set of instinctive responses to deal with stress, or pre-programmed if you prefer. Our bodies react to all sorts of stress in the same way, which is a problem. This system is activated when exposed to stress for lengthy periods (such as low-level but continual stressors at work), but it does not have the opportunity to “switch off.”

The following are some of the most common side effects of stress on the body:

  • headache
  • muscular tenseness or discomfort
  • pains in the chest
  • raised blood pressure and heart rate
  • immune system dysfunction
  • insomnia / exhaustion
  • stomach and gastrointestinal problems
  • elevated blood sugar levels
  • For energy generation systems, elevated cholesterol and fatty acids in the blood
  • Stress can also have an impact on your mood or way of thinking by:

Increased forgetfulness, anxiety, restlessness, irritability, defensiveness, mood swings, hypersensitivity, wrath, and other symptoms may occur.
a reduction in the ability to think clearly or concentrate
Stress can have a role in events since people frequently:

  • a bad night’s sleep
  • self-medicate or over-medicate
  • you are depressed
  • feel uneasy, apprehensive, and nervous
  • grow enraged and rash (often due to a sense of unfairness or injustice)

People who participate in these behaviors or are experiencing these emotions are more likely to:

  • become distracted (temporarily but dangerously)
  • feel cut off from the rest of the world
  • have outbursts, and so on
  • ignoring obligations
  • make judgmental errors
  • put their body under physical strain, which increases the risk of strains and sprains
  • In routine activities requiring hand-eye or foot-eye coordination, you will perform badly.
  • Untreated long-term (chronic) stress has been linked to a variety of health problems, including:

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References:

https://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/psychosocial/stress.html

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