8 Ways Stress Affects Your Body
Introduction: DCP:  8 Ways Stress Affects Your Body: Overview

Stress Is Your "Fight or Flight" Response

Stress affects your whole body. Your breathing and heart rate quicken, your blood pressure rises, and other body systems kick into high gear. This is your body’s natural reaction to danger—the “fight or flight” response. A little stress every now and then is not cause for concern, but chronic stress is linked to a number of health problems.

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