Ladies and gentlemen, this is very important for you to remember (and understand) – stress can affect all aspects of your life, including your emotions, behaviors, thinking ability, and physical health. And, UNFORTUNATELY, no part of the body is immune. The experts WARN that chronic stress can cause or many serious health problems. Take a look at the article below and find out more about this. In this article we’re going to talk about 8 common signs that show if someone is too stressed and the best way to deal with stress. We must accept the fact that stress is a certainty in modern society. Yes, you simply CAN’T avoid it. Small amounts of stress can be a good thing. For example: it can motivate us to get things done and can serve as a powerful self-preservation agent. But, be very careful, because high “amounts” of stress (experienced on a continuous basis) can cause serious damage to your mental and physical health. According to the experts, elevated stress levels are felt by the body. In a state of distress, the brain will release adrenaline and cortisol (aka, “the stress hormone”) into the bloodstream. The experts warn that overexposure to cortisol from too much stress increases the risk of numerous health problems, including anxiety, depression, digestive problems, headaches, heart disease, sleep problems, weight gain, and memory and concentration impairment.
And, let’s get back to our subject. As we said, in this article, we’re going to talk about eight of the most common physical effects of too much stress and the best way to deal with it:
Did you know that stress is the number one cause of tension headaches? The most common type of headache, tension-type headaches can cause mild, moderate or intense pain in your head, neck, and behind your eyes. And, one more thing – stress can both create and exacerbate other types of headaches, including migraines.
- Digestive problems
According to the experts, there’s a close connection between the brain and digestive system, which helps to explain why stress can cause a number of digestive problems to surface. Chronic stress can also worsen certain conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome.
- Frequent colds and infections
How this works – well, stress causes our circulatory system to kick into overdrive. This physiological effect, combined with high blood pressure, can suppress the immune system. This will reduce the immune system’s ability to seek out and neutralize illness-causing bacteria and other agents.
- Weight gain
Chronic stress is commonly associated with weight gain. But, some people experience fluctuating weight – and even weight loss.
- Stomach problems
Did you know that stomach problems are among the most commonly cited symptoms of those with high stress levels? The answer is YES! Nausea, indigestion, cramps and aches are all potential stomach-related problems resulting from a stress reaction.
Ladies and gentlemen, this is very important for you to remember – emotional, mental and physical stimuli can cause stress that interrupts our body’s normal functioning. You should also know that the presence of stress increases pressure and tension levels within the body, which makes it more prone to fatigue, also potentially manifesting into mental or physical exhaustion.
- Chest pain
You’ll be shocked when we tell you that stress creates anxiety, and anxiety creates stress. This frustrating mental cycle can cause chest tightness and/or pain. You should be very careful, because chronic stress is a risk factor for heart disease and heart attack. A recent study has linked stress and the mechanisms for blood clotting, which can cause moderate to severe heart problems.
- Loss of sex drive
Stress can reduce the desire to engage in sexual intercourse, for both men and women. How this works – well, stress hijacks chemicals in the brain responsible for stimulating sex drive. Chronic stress can lead to problems in ovulation for women and lowered sperm count and fertility in men.
Useful TIPS & TRICKS:
- Write for 10 to 15 minutes a day about stressful events and their effects. It will help you organize our thoughts and reduce stress.
- Talk with family members, friends, or a professional about your stressful feelings. This is a healthy way to relieve stress.
- You should get a hobby. Or, you can do creative activity or volunteer work.
- Always focus on the present by practicing meditation and guided imagery.
- Exercise every day. It’s a good way to manage stress.
- Practice breathing exercises, muscle relaxation.
- Yoga can help you relieve stress.
- You should get a massage.
- Try aromatherapy or music therapy.
Source: Secret Nutritions