1. What is stress?
Stress is an emotional or physical response to any situation that is unwelcome. Stress can be triggered due to any reason and can cause anger, nervousness, frustration and depression in an individual. It is the body's response to a stimulus.
2. How will I know if someone is in stress?
When a person is stressed, they may experience bouts of anger, frustration, depression, lack of sleep and a decline in work performance and interpersonal and social relationships. It could make individuals sad and lonely.
3. How does untreated stress affect the body?
Untreated stress can affect the normal living of an individual and lead to health issues. Long-term stress can also cause chronic diseases, such as hypertension, diabetes, thyroid disorders, polycystic ovary disease, etc.
4. Can stress be seen in children?
Today, children also experience stress in the form of decreased academic performance and withdrawal from extracurricular activities to get away from peer pressure and competition.
5. How can stress be prevented?
Stress is inevitable in today's competitive world, but it can be handled by proper identification of trigger factors and positive outlook, the use of behavioural techniques along with meditation, yoga and exercise.