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Stress Management Md. Abu Saleh Musa Natore, 01717686904

What is stress? American Medical Association Definition: “Any interference that disturbs a person’s mental or physical well-being”

Physiology-The release of chemicals called cortisol and epinephrine (adrenaline) increases heart rate, metabolism, breathing, muscle tension, and blood pressure.

PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF STRESS Too much stress inhibits digestion, growth, tissue repair, and response of your immune system and inflammatory systems. Studies show that: •70-80% of doctor visits are stress related illness. •Ex-high blood pressure, headaches, backaches, indigestion, ulcers, diarrhoea, fatigue, insomnia, physical weakness.

Emotional Effects Of Stress • Anger • Hostility • Irritability • Anxiety • Sadness • Depression • Powerlessness • Total overwhelm

General Causes Of Stress at Work •Organizational problems •Insufficient back-up •Long hours •Poor hours, pay and promotion prospects •Unnecessary rituals and promotions prospects •Uncertainty and insecurity