Stress

Monday, January 23, 2017

Stress is what you feel when you have to handle more than you are used to. When you are stressed, your body responds as though you are in danger which can lead to physical problems. Dr. Edward Hill discusses stress in todays 60 Second Housecall.

Dr. Hill:

Stress is caused by the bodys instinct to defend itself. This instinct is good to have in emergencies but it can cause physical problems if it goes on for too long.

When you have stress caused by lifes daily challenges, your body has to work overtime, with no place to put all the extra energy. This can make you feel anxious, afraid, worried and uptight.

Any sort of change can make you feel stressed, even good change. Its not just the change itself, but also how you react to it that matters. What may be stressful is different for each person.

Stress can cause health problems or make problems worse if you dont learn how to cope with the stress.

There are things you can do to help manage stressful situations. Dont worry about things you cant control. Prepare as best you can for events you know may be stressful, like a job interview. Ask for help when you need it.

For North Mississippi Medical Center, Im Dr. Edward Hill.