Understanding Stress Stress is widely accepted as the root cause nearly all illness.
Stress in itself is not bad or dangerous. It is part of the wear and tear of everyday life and cannot - indeed should not be avoided. Challenges and changes add spice to life, fire the imagination and spur us onto new achievements - if handled in the right way. Many of the happiest and most successful people are those who have learned to respond to high levels of stress in a balanced way.
A victim of stress, by contrast, fails to adapt to pressures and problems as well as they might. Signs and symptoms of stress include: