Effects of Stress on Physical Health

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Effects of Stress on Physical Health
Introduction
Psychological stress results in diverse and serious effects on physical health such as a susceptibility to infection, cardiovascular disease, and reduced immunity to disease. Stress is defined by
Niess
,
Monnikes
,
Dignass
,
Klapp
and
Arck
(2002, p. 131) as “a real or perceived threat that causes an individual response”. The effects of stress on health depend on how well the person copes with stressors as well as how they manage anger. Severe stress creates changes in the body that endure for 48 hours but the effects can be diminished if the person has appropriate coping skills (
Hapuarachchi
, Chalmers,
Winefield
& Blake-Mortimer, 2003). According to
Niess
, et al. (2002), stress...
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