Call it by whatever name, strain, conflict or pressure are terms synonymously and interchangeably used to denote stress. To begin with, it is necessary to have an understanding of stress. Stress, resulting from the inability of self-curative faculty (homeostasis) or the internal environment of the body to cope with stressors gives rise to diseases and illnesses. It is also necessary to emphasize that contextual factors within which the structure develops are the determinants of stress. General support needs to be drawn in order to distinguish between stress arising from domestic and occupational overloads, besides looking at the relationship between role overloads and stress. Any discussion on "Why Stress ''Stress''?" must not lose sight of the causes and effects of stress,since stress-inducing environment is shown to engender diseases and illnesses and thereby endanger life. Evidences therefore establish a correlation of socio-environmental conditions and diseases. Compelling need to counteract and counter-balance the ill effects of stress arises and , remedial measures should do away with the ''gallop of a snail'' in view of the fact that the prosperity of a Nation depends upon the health of its people.
The ancestry of the concept ‘stress’ could be traced to homeopathic system of medicine. Stress is a dynamic condition in which an individual is confronted with an opportunity, constraint or demand related to what he or she desires and for which the outcome is perceived to be both uncertain and important. Uncertainty over outcome and the outcome being seen as important are the two necessary conditions precedent for potential stress to become a realized (actual) one. To put it succinctly, stress is the wear and tear on the body. Stress does not take your ‘life when you do take the means whereby it lives’. In other words, you take back your life every time you keep stress vigilantly under constant check.