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What are examples of physical stressors?

William B. Salt II., MD
Gastroenterology
Some examples of physical and real stressors/triggers are:
  • Temperature extremes
  • Circadian light-dark cycle
  • Seasonal change
  • Travel ("jet lag")
  • Accident
  • Injury
  • Inflammation
  • Infection
  • Poisons/toxins
  • Food
  • Medications
  • Surgery
  • Menstruation
  • Menopause
  • Medical disease
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