By now, it is very evident that stress has negative aspects on one’s health – be it some sort of physical damage or a psychological damage. The key factor is that these damages are adverse, and are better off if avoided. There are some direct and a few other indirect implications of stress, and as always, all of them are subjective to the situation. Irrespective of the implications, it is better off that they are avoided.

Speaking of indirect implications, they are the ones which lead to forceful habits; ones that may have adverse affects on the well being of a person anyway. To illustrate the same with an example, when subjected to stress, a few people might resort to drinking heavily or smoking; as these methods offer instant relief from stress, with the aid of certain chemical reactions. Other effects may range from skipping meals to losing sleep over brooding or expressing the same through anger. The bottom line here is, despite the various factors that might affect stress, all have very adverse effects and are more likely to harm the health; and so are better off when avoided.

While indirect implications might at times be involuntary and discoverable, the direct implications of stress are more drastic and immediate when it comes to the amount of harm caused. The best possible example would be the relation between stress and heart ailments. This relation is well known, and widely established. Elaborating on the same, high stress levels lead to increased heart rate and high blood pressure; which in turn exert higher pressure on the arteries, thus damaging them. In the long run, the artery walls thicken, which reduces the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart. This can lead to the occurrence of a heart attack.

Whether direct or indirect, the consequences of stress have been seen to be lethal. There are other mental health problems associated with stress, like anxiety and depression. The reasons for these problems, quite obviously are the negative feelings that arise due to stress. While the adverse forms of stress shows up in more serious ways, the initial symptoms can be seen to be a warning, and further in deciding stress avoiding means. Some of those symptoms are occurrence of ulcers, untimely headaches, and other body aches. If unable to deal with on one’s own, consulting a doctor for advice on the same is largely recommended. There of course, is no reason to panic, because many times the suggested methods are either something physical such as exercising or something much more easier like meditation.

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