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Is Stress Always Bad?

Stress has a tendency to get a bad rep, as it can lead to a number of serious health conditions like heart disease and diabetes. However, at times, stress can be a benefit.

Therefore, our team at AFC Urgent Care Airmont wants to make sure that when stress does happen in your life, it is used for the better. Read on as we take a look at the topic.

What Is Good Stress?

Small doses of stress every now and then can lead to higher productivity and motivation. When this type of stress occurs, it can be considered good stress.

However, if your body remains in a constant state of stress, negative health effects can occur.

Health Problems Caused By Stress

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Pain
  • Sleep problems
  • Digestive issues
  • Heart disease
  • Cognitive problems

What Causes Stress?

There are a number of things that can cause us stress, such as work or school changes and relationships issues.

However, what might be considered a stressful situation to one person might not be stressful for another. Therefore, it is important to know your stress triggers to better handle stress.

Main Causes of Stress

  • Death of a loved one
  • Divorce
  • Job loss
  • Marriage issues
  • Injury and/or illness
  • Work issues

Are you having a hard time handling stress? Visit the AFC Urgent Care Airmont team today to make sure an underlying health condition isn't to blame.