Stress is simply not nervousness or tension. It is a prolonged condition which can occur when the demands on an individual overwhelm him. Prolonged stress is associated many diseases. Some conditions which is often a consequence of prolonged stress which are include high blood pressure, diseases of the heart and blood vessels, diseases of the kidney inflammatory diseases of the skin, infections, allergies, sexual dysfunctions, nervous and mental diseases and even cancer. Stress management offers tools to enhance relaxation and improve your mental and physical health. Often improper ways of coping with stress, such as procrastination, overeating, alcohol or drug use can lead to a vicious cycle which amplifies stress. Stress management involves a discussion about healthier strategies for coping with stress.