Interactive Tool: What Is Your Stress Level?
What does this tool measure?
Although everyone responds differently, major life changes are some of the biggest causes of stress, both positive and negative. This interactive tool gauges your stress level based on the number of life changes you have had recently. Your score shows a rough estimate of your current stress level and the likelihood that you will have health problems due to stress in the next 12 to 18 months.
Short-term (acute) stress can keep you awake at night and make you feel irritable and edgy. High stress levels over a long period of time (chronic stress) can cause serious health problems such as Reference high blood pressure Opens New Window. And high stress can weaken your Reference immune system Opens New Window and make it difficult for your body to fight disease. Stress is linked to health conditions such as Reference depression Opens New Window, heart disease, and Reference asthma Opens New Window.Reference 1
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference May 18, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Lisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry