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Stress encapsulates all of the body's reactions when it is put under pressure. It can manifest in response to any type of aggression, be it infection, an organic disease, an isolated symptom, or a psychiatric disorder. The term "stress" is most commonly employed in the sense of anxiety, and is therefore mostly associated with the psychological field. Stress can cause many different problems, such as digestive difficulties, ulcers, nervousness, depression, hair loss, hormonal imbalance, sexual problems, and so on. The underlying cause of stress must be identified and treated. Practicing yoga and relaxation exercises are also good solutions to fight stress. Moreover, there are drug treatments for stress, such as anxiolytics, or antianxiety agents, used when it is long-term and persistent.