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Posted on Apr 19, 2022

Stress and it’s Symptoms

Effects of stress

The human body is made for experiencing stress & reacting towards it. Stress could be positive for keeping us alert & ready for avoiding danger. However, it gets negative for individuals experiencing regular challenges with no relief from the challenges. Consequently, people get overworked & tension builds.

Nobody thought of bringing a headache pill to the party?

Stress which continues with no relief could result in distress which is a negative stress reaction. Distress could cause physical problems like a headache, increased blood pressure, upset stomach, chest pain & sleeping troubles.

Stress aggravates when individuals turn to alcohol, drugs and tobacco for relieving their stress. Unfortunately, rather than relieving the stress, these substances keep our body distressed & lead to further problems. The following must be considered:

  • Education, public administration, health & social care and defense are the occupations with the highest rate of stress
  • Stress plays its part in problems like a headache, heart problems, high blood pressure, skin conditions, diabetes, arthritis and asthma

Signs and Symptoms associated with Stress:

Stress could affect every aspect of our lives such as emotions, ability to think, behavior & physical health. Nothing in our body is immune, however, symptoms of stress vary as people deal with stress in different ways. Symptoms could be vague & could be same as that result from medical conditions. It is important that we discuss them with a good doctor. We can experience any of the below symptoms of stress

Emotional symptoms:

  • Getting easily agitated, moody or frustrated
  • Feeling overwhelmed, like we need to take control or are losing control
  • Feeling bad about themselves or experiencing low self-esteem, worthless, lonely & depressed
  • Having difficulties quieting or relaxing our mind
  • Avoiding others

Physical symptoms:

  • Headaches
  • Low energy
  • Upset stomach such constipation, diarrhea & nausea
  • Chest pain & rapid heartbeat
  • Aches, pains & tensed muscles
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of a sexual desire or ability
  • Frequent colds and infections
  • Sweaty or cold hands & feet
  • Nervousness & shaking, ringing in the ears
  • Excess sweating
  • Clenched jaw & grinding teeth
  • Dry mouth & difficulty swallowing