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Symptoms of your stress

Thursday, November 07, 2019

While short bouts of stress or stressful encounters can be healthy, long-term or chronic stress is most certainly not. What many people do not realise is just how much of an effect stress can have on your physical health. The reality is that stress can have a physical effect and it's important to keep an eye out for any of these symptoms.

Mental fatigue

If you are not able to concentrate, operate at the level you usually do or you are struggling with your memory, stress could be the cause. This occurs when you simply cannot keep up with the many stressors in your life and you also do not have an outlet for this stress. Unfortunately, the more stress you experience, the more likely you are to experience a drop in energy and this causes the cycle to continue. To help remedy this, you should adjust your schedule so that your more intensive tasks are completed during the time of day when you feel most energetic. You should also incorporate exercise into your daily routine. Multitasking on a regular basis is also exhausting so try to focus on one task at a time instead.

Headaches

There are many causes of headaches but stress is one of the most common of all. To relieve a stress headache, you can apply a cold compress or a heating pad to the area. Mint essential oil can also be massaged on the temple area. Make sure that you don't press too hard though. Other relaxation techniques such as meditation and various types of therapy can also help you develop important stress management skills.

Digestive issues

Your stomach and digestive system can really suffer when you are stressed. Do you feel like your stomach is in knots? This and other types of discomfort can be the result of stress. Adjust your diet to exclude stimulants like coffee. You can also schedule a therapy session with a trained professional to help you better manage your stress. Yoga is also very helpful and can be done daily to improve digestive problems.

Getting sick

If you are getting sick over and over again with an almost non-stop cold, your body could be run down due to stress. You should try to take as much time to relax and recover as possible. You should also eat foods that help boost your immune system. Get plenty of sleep, drink extra fluids and take baths with Epsom salts.

While stress can have serious effects on your liver, heart and other organs, it is not impossible to manage. Regular exercise, a healthy diet and treating yourself to regular massages and facials can all help you avoid the effects of chronic stress.

 


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