Common Signs Of Stress

| April 19, 2012 | 1 Comment

Stress is absolutely natural. You can suffer from this problem in really difficult times. But make sure it is not prolonged or it can lead to serious mental or physical disorders. How would you come to know that you are really under-stress? Experts from “American Institute of stress” have described many symptoms.

Physical signs

The most common of these are:

  • Headache, pain, jaw clenching
  • Backache, neck pain, muscular spasms
  • Dizziness, faintness
  • Frequent sweating
  • Nausea
  • Heartburn, acidity, stomach pain
  • Cold, sweaty hands and feet
  • Constant fatigue, weakness, tiredness, lack of energy
  • Loss of appetite or food cravings, over-eating
  • Diarrhea, constipation,
  • Fidgeting, feeling nervous
  • breathlessness
  • Chest pain, irregular heart beat (palpitation)
  • Frequent urination

These are physiological and medical problems associated with stress.

Psychological indications

These signs are related with emotion, behavior and mind of the person under-stress:

  • Feeling oneself worthless and isolated
  • Anxiety, restlessness, feeling guilt,
  • Insomnia, nightmares, disturbed sleep
  • Staying unnecessarily worried all the time
  • Over-reaction to trivial issues or problems
  • Getting annoyed over petty things
  • Sudden panic attacks
  • Increased suspiciousness
  • Having difficulty in learning new information
  • Becoming scatter-brained
  • Stammering, stuttering voice, mumbled speech
  • Amnesia, confusion
  • Inability to take appropriate decisions
  • Increased irritability and frustration
  • Drug addiction, increased alcohol intake and smoking
  • gambling
  • Impulsive shopping, obsession about particular things

Symptoms of stress are drastically wide and vary a great deal. It can be mind-boggling at times to see how much difference is there from one patient to another. Sometimes, these signs can be due to other mental or physical disorders. Therefore, it is important to find out the exact causes. It will enable treat disease efficiently and with accurate results.

Another confusion which can occur is that many forms of slightly abnormal behavior have become acceptable in our society. These are not considered as problematic or disturbing. Sometimes, stress is also taken as a normal thing and rather beneficial. Some experts believe that normal stress can actually improve your performance and make you more careful about what you do.

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  1. Avatar of Rabea Rabea says:

    also mention side-effects of such fad diets plz… :-)

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