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What is chronic stress?

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But if your stress system stays activated over a long period of time (chronic stress), it can lead to more serious health problems. The constant rush of stress hormones can put a lot of wear and tear on your body, causing it to age more quickly and making it more prone to illness.

From: Causes of Stress WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Psychological Association: "Mind/Body Health: Stress."

Orth-Gomer, K. ; 2000. The Journal of the American Medical Association

Orth-Gomer, K. , 2009. Circulation

National Ag Safety Database: "Stress Management for the Health of It."

National Women's Health Information Center: "Stress and Your Health."

American Psychological Association: "Stress in America."

CDC, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health: "Stress ... At Work."

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on March 11, 2018

SOURCES:

American Psychological Association: "Mind/Body Health: Stress."

Orth-Gomer, K. ; 2000. The Journal of the American Medical Association

Orth-Gomer, K. , 2009. Circulation

National Ag Safety Database: "Stress Management for the Health of It."

National Women's Health Information Center: "Stress and Your Health."

American Psychological Association: "Stress in America."

CDC, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health: "Stress ... At Work."

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on March 11, 2018

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