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All of us experience stress at some point in our lives. Some of us, however, are more easily stressed out than others. Your genetics, upbringing and experiences all impact your individual stress response. Certain genes predispose you to be more sensitive to day-to-day stress than others. Each individual should, therefore, manage stress differently. The following article will discuss the most common causes of stress as well as the genes involved in your stress response.
Cortisol (often called your stress hormone) is a steroid hormone. It regulates various processes in your body, including your stress response, immune response and metabolism. The following article will explain the role of cortisol in your body - particularly its role in your stress response.