Symptoms and Signs of Stress
Any ailment or disorder of the human body shows some signs and symptoms. A number of ailments, such as high BP, heart attacks, depression, and anxiety are a result of stress. However, this does not mean that having a specific disease is an indirect indicator of stress. Being stressed over having stress? Thinking over if you really have stress? I have written this blog post for everyone who is wondering what symptoms would a stressful person show.
Let’s have a look over some of the symptoms of stress which help you diagnose it and take proper steps to alleviate it.
The first sign of any disease shows itself on your physical self. The following are some of the symptoms which you might experience physically when facing stress.
- Depleted energy levels
- Constant headaches
- Aches, pains, and tense muscles
- Frequent cold and infection
- Loss of interest in sex
- Sweaty hands and feet
- Dry mouth
- Clenched jaw and grinding teeth
Stress brings a number of changes at the physical as well as mental level. At the emotional level, you could feel in the following ways if you are truly undergoing stress.
- Easily getting agitated and frustrated
- Having mood swings
- Having problems in relaxing your mind and quieting it
- Feeling lonely, worthless, and depressed
- Desire to be alone
- Difficulty falling asleep
- Unhealthy eating habits
- Suicidal talk or behavior
- Overeating or under eating
- Drug use
- Tobacco use
- Social withdrawal
- Exercising less
Apart from the above, there are a number of other symptoms associated with stress. Following are some of them:
- Frequent crying spells
- Fidgeting and feet tapping
- Light headedness
- Unexplained or frequent allergy attacks
- Excess belching
- Obsessive or compulsive behavior
- Reduced productivity
- Problems in communicating
Stress manifests itself in a variety of ways in a human body. Now that you have the list of symptoms right in front of you, it’s time to analyze if you are having any or most of these symptoms. This will help you determine if your own body is in stress and take charge of your life. Analyzing your own self to diagnose stress is very important to take the very first step towards stress control and management. Yes, this is what is going to be discussed in our upcoming blog. We will also discuss at length the major and minor changes you need to bring to your life to show stress an exit door and live a more rich and meaningful life.
If you have any questions related to stress symptoms or any area of stress, do comment in the below section.