Copyright 2005 Trevor Dumbleton
Many people in this world need to take a stress test. These tests can take many forms and are designed to search for different things, but they all have one key goal: they want to see how you are doing. Merely taking a stress test can be a kind of stress all its own, but it does not have to be. And by understanding stress tests, you can understand more fully what they are designed to do.
The first kind of stress test is simply a pen and paper test. These tests will often ask you about certain things you do, where you are in your life, what you are concerned about, and what is going on around you. These stress tests are very easy to take, though results can often be more than a little surprising. These tests are designed to root out stress in its many forms and are most common form of stress test.
There are many stress tests out on Internet, though many of them will not be particularly useful. Some are designed to be scientific but are not backed up by research, or some may simply be jokes. However, there are a few out there that can be very useful. Unfortunately, many are also very subjective and answers you give may not be all that useful.
If you would like to take a stress test, your doctor can point you in right direction. There are many valid and very useful stress tests out in world and they can give you and your doctor answers that you need to help you determine how you are stressed and how to manage it. Thus, your doctor is best place to start and best place to find answers to all that is troubling you.
Another type of stress test is exercise stress test, also known as a cardiac stress test. These tests involve putting a person on a treadmill at a slow walking pace, then slowly increasing speed until person is at a jogging or running pace. In these tests, people are usually hooked up to electroencephalographs and usually breathe through a tube in order to study heart rate and breathing. These tests are effective for studying how well a person's heart and lungs are working in order to see if there are any coronary problems.