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Stress is universal, and it’s not always bad. The adrenaline and cortisol released from stress boosts your heart rate and blood sugar, while diverting energy away from your digestive system and immune responses. These are prehistoric reactions that were an essential part of human survival. When these symptoms are experienced intermittently the adverse health impact is minimal, however when there’s never any relief from stress, the sustained response can bring on or worsen mood, behavioural and body changes. This may result in physical symptoms including headaches, upset stomach, elevated blood pressure, chest pain, insomnia, anger and depression which can lead to drug and alcohol abuse among other things.