Stress – The Invisible Killer….
Stress and stress related illness are responsible for absenteeism, costing businesses millions of pounds each year.
A new survey by the Samaritans (January 2007) found that more than a fifth of people in Yorkshire feel suicidal and are stressed, higher than any other region in the country.
The same study suggested around a third of people choose to drink to relieve stress and that a firth are stressed every single day.
Stress can disrupt sleep and makes people irritable.
Many say their sex lives suffer and they have arguments with their partners.
What causes Stress?
The main reason can be extra pressures this can be things like uncertainty, peoples jobs, redundancy, nagging worries, family pressures, divorce, promotion, bereavement, arrival of a baby, holidays, pressures and targets to be met.
Most people do not even notice this stress building up inside – its like a ignoring the pressure gauge building up inside and ignoring it.
Its well known that we are prone to catching infections when we are stressed. Other symptoms unclude unidentified pain, occasional blur, impotency, agitation, skin problems, IBS and lack of drive.