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 DO NOT Ignore These 9 Symptoms Of Stress

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By onyibel1 • August 04, 2019, 09 PM • 23 views • 1 comments
Stress affects us all. You may notice symptoms of stress  when disciplining your kids, during busy times at work, when managing your finances, or when coping with a challenging relationship. Stress is everywhere. And while a little stress is OK -- some stress is actually beneficial -- too much stress can wear you down and make you sick, both mentally and physically.The first step to controlling stress is to know the symptoms of stress. But recognizing stress symptoms may be harder than you think. Most of us are so used to being stressed, we often don't know we are stressed until we are at the breaking point.What Is Stress?Stress is the body's reaction to harmful situations -- whether they’re real or perceived. When you feel threatened, a chemical reaction occurs in your body that allows you to act in a way to prevent injury. This reaction is known as "fight-or-flight,” or the stress response. During stress response, your hear rate increases, breathing quickens, muscles tighten, and blood pressure rises. You’ve gotten ready to act. It is how you protect yourself.Stress means different things to different people. What causes stress in one person may be of little concern to another. Some people are better able to handle stress than others. And, not all stress is bad. In small doses, stress can help you accomplish tasks and prevent you from getting hurt. For example, stress is what gets you to slam on the breaks to avoid hitting the car in front of you. That's a good thing.Our bodies are designed to handle small doses of stress. But, we are not equipped to handle long-term, chronic stress without ill consequences.What Are the Symptoms of Stress?Stress can affect all aspects of your life, including your emotions, behaviors, thinking ability, and physical health. No part of the body is immune. But, because people handle stress differently, symptoms of stress can vary. Symptoms can be vague and may be the same as those caused by medical conditions. So it is important to discuss them with your doctor. You may experience any of the following symptoms of stress.Emotional symptoms of stress include:Becoming easily agitated, frustrated, and moodyFeeling overwhelmed, like you are losing control or need to take controlHaving difficulty relaxing and quieting your mindFeeling bad about yourself (low self-esteem), lonely, worthless, and depressedAvoiding othersPhysical symptoms of stress include:Low energyHeadache,stomach upsetAches, pains, and tense musclesChest pain and rapid heartbeatNot sleeping Frequent cold and infectionsLoss of sexual desire and/or abilityNervousness and shaking, cold or sweaty hands and feetDry mouth  and difficulty swallowingClenched jaw and grinding teethCognitive symptoms of stress include:Constant worriesRacing thoughtsForgetfulness and disorganizationInability to focusPoor judgmentBeing pessimistic or seeing only the negative sideBehavioral symptoms of stress include:Changes in appetite -- either not eating or eating too muchProcrastinating and avoiding responsibilitiesIncreased use of alcohol, drugs, or cigarettesExhibiting more nervous behaviors, such as nail biting, fidgeting, and pacingWhat Are the Consequences of Long-Term Stress?A little stress every now and then is not something to be concerned about. Ongoing, chronic stress, however, can cause or exacerbate many serious health problems, including:Mental health problems, and personality disorder rhythms, heart attack, and strokes Obesities and other eating disorders Menstrual problemsSexual dysfunction, such as impotence and premature ejaculation in men and loss of sexual desire in both men and womenSkin and hair problems Gastrointestinal problems, 

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