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Stress affects everyone differently and everyone cope and manage stress differently too. Different level of stress sends out different signals. Stress, if not managed well can lead to malfunctioning of the brain. Are you under stress? Here are how the stress can affect you from physical, emotional, mental, and behavioural perspectives. Getting to know these warning signs can help you to rectify the problems and the effects of stress before it goes uncontrollable and affects the people around you.
After understanding the stress warning signs, would you like to know how much are you under stress? Here is the Holmes-Rahe Social Readjustment Rating Scale.
Sum up all the numbers, if the totals are more than 300, it indicates that you are under heavy stress. Destress yourself or you may fall ill.
|Death of a spouse||100|
|Death of a close family member||63|
|Personal injury or illness||53|
|Fired from work||47|
|Change in family member's health||44|
|Addition of family||39|
|Change in financial status||38|
|Death of a close friend||37|
|Change in work||36|
|Change in number of marital disagreements||35|
|Mortgage payments or loan||31|
|Change in work responsibilities||29|
|Son or daughter leaving home||29|
|Trouble with in-laws||29|
|Outstanding personal achievement||28|
|Change in living conditions||25|
|Change in residence||20|
|Minor violation of the law||11|
Normally, yoour body's immune system can help your body to heal itself
under optimal conditions. The problems begin when the body is damaged
due to long term release of stress hormone.
Your body will send out stress warning signs and once you realize them,
you need to keep the stress within the limit.
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