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Stressed out man

Stress can make you unhappy. It can also hurt your health

Stress is the upset feeling you get when things change. Worrying too much can also cause stress. There are many things that can cause stress. Everyone feels stress sometime in life!

Stress can make you feel unhappy, angry or nervous. It can also hurt your health. You can get sick when you are stressed out. Stress can even help cause a pressure ulcer (which is what a doctor or nurse calls a pressure sore or bedsore).