Stress is considered as any physical or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental unrest.
Physical factors include trauma, infections, toxins, illnesses and injuries of any sort. Emotional causes are numerous and varied.
The events that provoke stress are often called stressors, which cover a vast range of situations from a simple school exam to tough business projects.
While many people associate “stress” with psychological stress, scientists and physicians use this term to denote any force that impairs the stability and balance of bodily functions.
Stress is known as the primary cause of heart disease, ulcer, high blood pressure & psychological illnesses. Stress at work further contributes to absenteeism, low performance, decline in problem solving ability, increase in number of accidents and even addiction cases.