8 Signs Someone Is Too Stressed (And Doesn’t Know It)

Here we present you eight common physical effects of too much stress. Here is how to effectively cope with stressors in our lives.

EIGHT PHYSICAL SIGNS OF TOO MUCH STRESS:

  1. HEADACHES

When we’re stressed tension headaches are more likely to occur. Tension-type headaches , the most common one can “cause intense , mild, moderate pain behind your eyes , in your head, neck.” Stress can create other types of headaches, like migraines.

  1. DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS

The digestive system undergoes a kind of initial “shock when the brain opens the hormone floodgates.” There is an intricate connection between the brain and digestive system, that helps to explain why stress can cause a number of digestive problems to surface. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can be caused by chronic stress.

  1. FREQUENT COLDS AND INFECTIONS

Stress can  increased heart rate of our circulatory system. This physiological effect suppress the immune system. This neutralize illness-causing bacteria and other agents and weakens the immune system’s ability to seek out.

  1. WEIGHT GAIN

Stress reactions are associated with weight gain, so minority of individuals experience fluctuating weight  like weight loss. Elevated levels of cortisol up appetite, drive craving and make easier to accumulate belly fat.”

  1. STOMACH ISSUES

Stress reactions throw the digestive system through a loop. The most commonly cited symptoms of those with high stress levels are stomach problems like indigestion, cramps, nausea, and aches

  1. FATIGUE

Physical, emotional, mental stimuli cause stress that interrupts our body’s normal functioning.
Stress increases tension levels makes them more prone to fatigue, also potentially manifesting into mental or physical exhaustion.

  1. CHEST PAIN OR PALPITATIONS

Anxiety creates stress and reverse . Chest tightness  and  chest pains are frightening experiences – and this reaction further exacerbates the stress/anxiety that is present.

A risk factor for heart disease and heart attack  is chronic stress. Studies linked the mechanisms  and stress for blood clotting, that  cause moderate to severe heart problems.

  1. LOSS OF SEX DRIVE

The desire to engage in sexual intercourse for both men and women  can be hampered by stress. Stress hijacks those chemicals responsible for stimulating sex drive. Chronic stress  lead to problems in ovulation for women and lowered sperm count and fertility in men.

–Try aromatherapy or music therapy or get a massage.

Sources:

http://dailyburn.com/life/lifestyle/how-to-deal-with-stress/

http://www.theearthchild.co.za/8-signs-someone-is-way-too-stressed-and-doesnt-know-it/

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