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...The end:
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