Stress is to be blamed for many health issues, but we all know that this is the hardest thing to be avoided in life. You should know that a touch of stress can be something worth being thankful for, because it can inspire us to complete our goals. But when stress leads to anxiety due to the overexposure to adrenaline and cortisol hormones, each system inside our body is suffering. The consequences are the manifestations of some medical issues, such as tension, stomach and head pains, coronary illness, sleep troubles, weight gain and many others. You will find below the most common symptoms that show you that you are too stressed and you don’t know it:
Stress is the main cause of tension headaches, which gives you pains in your head, neck, and behind your eyes. Migraines can also appear due to overexposure to stress.
- Digestive problems
When there is a hormonal issue, our digestive system experiences a sort of starting shock. Our brain is linked with our digestive system, which explains why stress can bring various stomach related issues to surface. Chronic anxiety can lead to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
- Colds and infections
Too much stress weakens the immune system capacity to seek out and prevent of illness causing on microorganisms and different agents. That is why we can experience frequent colds or infections.
- Unexplained weight changes
Stress generally leads to weigh gain, but some people may also experience fluctuating weight, and even weight reduction.
- Stomach pain
Stomach issues are common symptoms of those with high anxiety levels: sickness, nausea, acid reflux, cramps.
Stress expands weight and pressure levels inside the body, which makes it more inclined to weakness and tiredness.
- Chest pain
Tension makes anxiety, and anxiety makes tension. This mental cycle can bring about chest pains or potentially torment.
- Loss of sex drive
Anxiety captures chemicals in the brain in charge of fortifying and stimulating sex drive. When fighting chronic anxiety there can be problems with ovulation for women and fertility issues for men.
Tips to diminish stress levels:
- Write about stress every day for 10-15 minutes to sorts out your thoughts.
- Talk to your closed ones or to an expert about your stressful emotions to diminish them.
- Practice an activity you like: a leisure activity, a creative task, or humanitarian work.
- Focus on the present. Try meditation.
- Exercise regularly.
- Practicing breathing exercises, muscle relaxation or yoga.
- Try aromatherapy or music therapy.