What is stress? Stress is a feeling of tension or strain related to the events and pressures of everyday life. Too much stress can interfere with your relationships and daily activities. Learning to cope and control your stress will help you function in a healthy way.

What causes stress? Stress can be caused by many different things, including any of the following:

What are the signs and symptoms of too much stress? The signs and symptoms of stress are different from person to person. You may have any of the following:

How can I manage my stress? Learn what causes you stress. Not all stress can be avoided. Instead, change how you cope with stress by doing any of the following:

When should I contact my healthcare provider?

When should I seek immediate care or call 911?


You have the right to help plan your care. Learn about your health condition and how it may be treated. Discuss treatment options with your caregivers to decide what care you want to receive. You always have the right to refuse treatment. The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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