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Stress Part 2 - Symptoms of Stressing

Posted by Morgan and Mackenzie Hugh | Found in: Secondary

Is your body crying out for help due to stress? Learn to identify the signs and symptoms.

When things change in life it can be a very stressful time that can cause some difficult situations for anyone to go through alone.

At some point you may think that you are the only one in the world going through certain difficulties or challenges, but rest assured you are not.

The most important thing to know is that with some effort and patience, you will be able to get through whatever you are experiencing.

One thing to always remember is to put everything into perspective.

Will stressing amount to anything? If it will not have severe consequences on your life then you are possibly stressing more than necessary?

Yes, it is still important to complete your work or get that ‘one’ thing done but trying to do it with less stress will be much better for your wellbeing.  

There are two types of stress, short term and long-term stress.

Specifically, for short term stress lookout for symptoms such as an increase in tension headaches, pain or tension in your muscles, pains in the chest, accelerated heartbeat, fatigue and/or stomach pains.

Short term stress can also cause unreliable blood pressure, breathing struggles, sweating, changing appetite and mouth dryness.

Long term effects of stress can cause current health issues to worsen, you could also become more vulnerable to contracting a disease or illness due to a break down of your immune system.

You can also have problematic digestion, skin problems and sleeping problems.

Notice any of these signs in yourself or others you know?

Picking up on the signs and symptoms can make a big difference to your health and general wellbeing.

If you can see any of the symptoms mentioned in your own life, consider talking with trusted friends or family, or making an appointment to see your local GP, counsellor or psychiatrist for help and support in managing stress.