Health Risks Associated with Chronic Stress


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Which of the following would be the most likely cause of long-term stress?

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1. High blood pressure is known as:

2. What problem of the nervous system can be caused by chronic stress?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What can chronic stress do to your body's systems and organs? You must be familiar with the terms and phrases used to describe certain conditions and parts of the body in order to successfully complete the questions presented in this quiz/worksheet combo.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • What chronic stress is
  • Another term for high blood pressure
  • What system the stomach is part of
  • A problem of the nervous system caused by chronic stress
  • The ability to identify problems caused by chronic stress

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of stress leading to physical illnesses
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding stress-related problems of the nervous system
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about gastrointestinal and cardiovascular conditions caused by chronic stress

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Health Risks Associated with Chronic Stress. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe what chronic stress is
  • Use the analogy of traveling through Dante's circles of Hell to expose the health risks of chronic stress
  • List issues that chronic stress can cause or worsen
  • Identify gastrointestinal problems caused by chronic stress
  • Indicate cardiovascular problems linked to chronic stress
  • Provide a list of physiological and psychological issues of the nervous system that are linked to chronic stress