A person experiences stress when there is an imbalance between the demands placed on them and their personal abilities and resources to meet those demands. Usually, the body returns to healthy functioning once the initial cause of the stress has been resolved. However, there are instances when this does not occur, and the underlying stress remains. Over time this can lead to lasting sickness.
Long-term emotional and physical exhaustion which occurs due to excessive workloads can manifest itself in various ways. This should be taken seriously, as it can cause serious mental health problems in vulnerable individuals. In fact, it is recommended to seek medical attention as soon as the first signs occur (abnormal fatigue, restlessness, sleep and concentration disorders, lack of motivation, and mood swings, etc.) in order to prevent or avoid a follow-up state commonly known as “burnout.” A burnout state may take many different forms and can manifest itself through numerous symptoms. It can also reach a serious level and may lead to addiction or anxiety disorders. Physical consequences may include permanently elevated blood pressure, diabetes, headaches, metabolic, sleep, and digestive disorders.
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