Stress is a normal physical response to life’s events. It is your body’s way of protecting you. When working properly, it helps you stay focused, energetic and alert. But problems arise when there is too much stress. Too much stress can cause major damage to your health, your mood, your productivity, your relationships and your quality of life. However, too much stress over a long period of time can lead to serious health problems.
It can raise blood pressure, suppress the immune system, increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, contribute to infertility, speed up the aging process and leave you more vulnerable to anxiety and depression.