Mental, physical and emotional resources suffer heavily. The body experiences "adrenal exhaustion". The blood sugar levels decrease as the adrenals become depleted, leading to decreased stress tolerance, progressive mental and physical exhaustion, illness and collapse. Stress is one cause of general adaptation syndrome. The results of unrelieved stress can manifest as fatigue, irritability, difficulty concentrating, and difficulty sleeping. Persons may also experience other symptoms that are signs of stress. Persons experiencing unusual symptoms, such as hair loss, without another medical explanation might consider stress as the cause. Treatment of stress-related illnesses typically involves one or more stress reduction strategies. Many mainstream as well as complementary or alternative (CAM) strategies for stress reduction, such as exercising, listening to music, aromatherapy, and massage relieve stress after it occurs.
Causes of General Adaptation Syndrome
Common Causes and Risk factors of General Adaptation Syndrome
- Social variables.
- Genetic factors.
- Psychological factors.
Signs and Symptoms of General Adaptation Syndrome
Common Sign and Symptoms of General Adaptation Syndrome
- Irritable bowel syndrome.
- Heart attacks.
- Chronic headaches.
- Difficulty concentrating.
- Difficulty sleeping.
- Hair loss.
Treatment for General Adaptation Syndrome
Common Treatment for General Adaptation Syndrome
- Treatment should involve stress reduction.
- Many strategies for stress reduction, such as exercising, listening to music, aromatherapy , and massage relieve stress
- Many psychotherapeutic approaches attempt to reduce the response of the patient to stressors.