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Major Causes, Signs, and Symptoms of Stress in the Body

Stress can be referred to as any form of uncomfortable reactions, signs or symptoms that the human body experiences without any form of illness. 

This is a way to the body react to negative, or harmful situations. During stress response by the body, your heart rates increases, breathing fasten, muscles tighten, and blood pressure rises.

Signs and symptoms of stress in the human body can result in many forms. Most of the times stress can be a preconceived thought which might otherwise lead to anxiety. 

Get to understand that, the most dangerous and silent thing about stress is how easily it can find its way into you. You start getting used to it, It starts feeling familiar, even to the extent of normal. You don’t notice how much it’s affecting you.

Causes of Stress in the Body

Stressors are the situations, and pressures that cause stress in the human body. We usually equate stressors as having negative feelings or thoughts, having an exhausting work schedule or being in a difficult relationship.

However, anything that puts high demands or pressure on you can be stressful. This includes events such as getting married, buying a house, going to college, or receiving a promotion.

More so, you should understand that not all stress is caused by external factor or influence. Some stress can also be internal or self-ignited; for example, when you worry excessively about something that may or may not happen, or have irrational, pessimistic thoughts about life.

Logic/Intellectual symptoms includes:

1. Having Memory problems, and inability to concentrate

2. Poor judgment, and visualizing only the negative things and thoughts

3. Being anxious, or having racing thoughts

4. Having constant worrying

5. Having constant headaches

Stress emotional symptoms includes:

1. Feeling depressed or having general unhappiness issues

2. Having anxiety and agitation feeling

3. Showing signs of moodiness, irritability, or anger

4. Feeling overwhelmed by unknown situations 

5. Feeling lonely and being self isolated

Other forms of mental or emotional health stress problems

Physical symptoms includes:

1. Body aches and pains

2. Having diarrhea or constipation over thoughts

3. Nausea, dizziness

4. Chest pain, or having rapid heart rate

5. Having Loss of sex drive

6. Having frequent colds or flu

Behavioral symptoms of stress includes:

1. Eating more or less

2. Sleeping too much or too little

3. Withdrawing from others also refer to isolation or being alone

5. Procrastinating or neglecting your responsibilities

6. Using alcohol, cigarettes, or drugs to relax

7. Nervous habits (e.g. nail-biting, pacing, frights)

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