Comparative Study

| Published: September 25, 2016

Role of Stress on Women’s Health: Causes and Prevention

Razia Saleem

Research Scholar, Department of psychology, AMU, Aligarh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Shamsul Siddiqui

Research Scholar, Department of psychology, AMU, Aligarh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.127/20160304

DOI: 10.25215/0304.127


In recent years, stress has been the focus of intense research attention. Stress is a misfit between the demands of the environment and the individual’s abilities; the imbalance may be corrected, according to the situation, either by adjusting external demands to fit the individual or by strengthening the individual’s ability to cope or both. Everyone is exposed to stress, and a great number of people have experienced the traces of stress. Women are socialized to be the caretakers of others. More women than men have both a career outside the home and continue to try to juggle traditional responsibilities after hours. It has often been shown that women are the worriers and often do not make time to manage their health and take care of themselves. Stress is on the rise for women as they struggle to find a balance between their homes and careers. The recession has caused a greater need for women to work outside of the home to support their families. Health is a general condition of the body or mind with reference to soundness and vigor; it will be reflected by good or poor health. A poor health affects our mind, as a stressed life affects our health. The struggle that women confront each days trying to achieve the standards of being a daughter, women, wife, mother, house, and/ or career keeper puts us in a vulnerable position of presenting stress effects that may affect our health. And there are some preventive measures to cope with stress such as meditation, yoga, quality time etc.

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 4, July-September, 2016