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Stressed Out Underlying Cause

A stress reaction occurs when a person is unable to cope with an emotional or physical hardship. In response to stress, the body rapidly releases chemicals into the bloodstream resulting in increased heart rate, breathing rate, blood pressure, and muscle tension.

Last Updated: Oct 4, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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