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Define: stress

occurs when a person feels they don’t have resources to adequately deal with the demands placed on them


Why is stress a social determinant?

is often influenced by social factors such as coping strategies, attitude and personality type (positive), family and friend network, previous experiences (if dealt with stressors in the past,, more equipped to deal with future stressors).


Phyiscally, what does stress do?

activates the fight flight response, and prepares the body to combat or flee from the threat.


Effect of mild vs severevs chronic stress

mild is good, severe is incapacitating, chronic stress diverts energy away from body's resources required for leng term helaht which can lead to illness


conditions resulting due to stress?

 Infections
 Diabetes
 High blood pressure
 Heart attack
 Stroke
 Depression
 Aggression