Everyone at some point in life has felt stressed, stress can be considered part of life. All animals have stress response, which can save their lives.
The nerve chemicals and hormones released during stressful times, prepares the animal to face a threat or flee to safety.
However, with chronic stress, those same nerve chemicals that are life-saving in short bursts can suppress functions that aren’t needed for immediate survival. Your immunity is lowered and your digestive, excretory, and reproductive systems stop working normally. Once the threat has passed, other body systems act to restore normal functioning.