Stress can easily be linked to almost every form of disease or ailment that we may suffer from on a regular basis and has even been linked to formation of more serious health issues like cancer. When we’re feeling stressed, we can generally tell due to a variety of different symptoms or indications that may come as result of the excess cortisol coursing through our veins. However, there are different forms of stress and it’s not always the acute and direct form that we are most familiar with. Low-grade forms of stress can stay with us for long periods of time and while we may become psychologically adapted to the stress that we feel (our minds lessen the direct pain associated with stress), our body’s are still at risk of the harmful side-effects of stress over a prolonged period of time. Due to the fast-paced nature of our lives these days and the increasing demands placed on us to succeed in a society that doesn’t often forgive mistakes, the general levels of stress that we encounter or experience on a daily basis are a lot higher than they were in the past – generally speaking at least.
If your stress is undealt with for a long period of time, you’ll start to notice the side-effects more easily. These are just some of the physical symptoms that you should look out for as an indicator of high stress levels – or that can likely be linked to stress that we may be experiencing. Low energy, Headaches, Upset stomach, including diarrhea, constipation and nausea Aches, pains, and tense muscles, Chest pain and rapid heartbeat Insomnia, Frequent colds and infections Loss of sexual desire and/or ability, Nervousness and shaking, ringing in the ear Cold or sweaty hands and feet, Excess sweating, Dry mouth and difficulty swallowing, Clenched jaw and grinding teeth.
Emotional symptoms may include: Becoming easily agitated, frustrated and moody, Feeling overwhelmed, like you are losing control or need to take control, Having difficulty relaxing and quieting your mind, Feeling bad about yourself (low self-esteem), lonely, worthless and depressed, Avoiding others.
Many people ignore stress because you can’t see it like you can see a pimple but psychological things like stress are the most dangerous type of things you can get. Dealing with stress can be hard because everyone has different ways of dealing with it with different outcomes. Some might find that therapy or meditation does the best to help with it while others will do a workout because it brings them ease but as long as you find what helps you than you shouldn’t give up because stress can cause a number of things for your well being that will cause even more stress to yourself. Spending time with friends can help out a lot with stress because if they were good friends, they would be able to tell something is wrong and would try to help you out with your issues to get you better. Stress is a pain and nobody should experience it.
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