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As the Junior and Leaving Cert exams get underway this week, it is normal for students and parents, to become overwhelmed by the high level of stress and anxiety that comes hand-in-hand with state exams.
Stress is a serious problem for a lot of people in this busy modern world and its health repercussions are very worrying.
The Christmas rush is starting to build. The Chirstmas lights have been switched on, the Christmas market is in full swing, and shops are teasing you with their Christmas stocks; it may be the most wonderful time of the year but, by God, it can be stressful.
Chronic stress can lead to many diseases some with very serious consequences such as depression, addiction, anger, insomnia, and other stress related disorders such as allergies, irritable bowel, ulcers, arthritis, anxiety, acne, eczema, heartburn, infertility, impotence, migraine, neck and back pain, night terrors, and psoriasis, to name a few.
Acute stress is a response to imminent danger, it turbo charges the system with powerful hormones that can damage the cardiovascular system. Chronic stress can occur in response to everyday stressors that are ignored or poorly managed, as well as exposure traumatic events. Adrenal glands react to the alert by releasing epiniphrine/adrenaline, which makes the heart pump faster and the lungs work harder to flood the body with oxygen. Digestion then shuts down. This can cause significant damage and numerous symptoms.