Stress symptoms. Be aware!

An average person is used to notice only relatively high emotional upsets, accompanied by serious disturbances, such as hysterical faint, weeps, nosebleeds or severe headaches. However, a chronic stress can be even more dangerous, exhausting the human body with a long, barely visible siege. The symptomatology of moderate stress is less severe, and, consequently, less visible to the average person.

Experiencing a huge number of moderate stress situations every day, people usually do not realize that they exceed the permissible stress dose by large margin. The series of short-term stress attacks all the human body systems, and does not allow any break for relaxation or recovery. And a severe stress “finishes off” the undermined health.

To grasp the seriousness of the situation, it is worth remembering that a stress is not just a nervous tension, but a hormonal shock to all systems of human body, accompanied by the suppression of its natural processes. That is why one has to know, how to recognize stress symptoms in order to protect own health.

Stresses can be divided into the severe and chronic type. Scientists identify four groups of stress symptoms, which can be indicative of the stress.

Physiological stress symptoms:

  • erratic pain in various parts of the body (back, stomach), headaches in particular;
  • increase or decrease in arterial pressure;
  • digestive disorders;
  • muscle tension;
  • tremors or cramps in limbs;
  • allergic rashes;
  • gain or loss of weight;
  • excessive sweating;
  • sleep and /or appetite disorders;
  • sexual dysfunction.

Emotional stress symptoms:

  • irritability, temper outbursts;
  • indifference;
  • feeling of constant melancholy, depression;
  • excessive worrying, anxiety;
  • loneliness;
  • feeling of guilt;
  • dissatisfaction with oneself or with own work.

Behavioral stress symptoms:

  • increase in the number of errors performing usual work;
  • paying less attention to one’s appearance;
  • sleep and /or appetite disorders;
  • increased number of cigarettes smoked; excessive use of alcohol;
  • a lot of conflict situations at work or at home;
  • work addiction, full immersion in business issues to the detriment of holydays and family life, or vice verse;
  • restlessness; feeling of chronic lack of time.

Intellect-related stress symptoms:

  • problems with concentration;
  • memory impairment;
  • permanent and often useless return to the same thoughts or problems;
  • difficulty in decision making;
  • predominance of negative thoughts.

The most important stress symptoms are of the physiological and emotional group, which indicate of depletion of the adaptive human energy, involving the permanent consequences for the health.

Any drug treatment (even using vitamin supplements) in order to prevent stress without proper relaxation of the whole body, without conscious organization of one’s life and gaining mental balance, isn’t worth a penny. To be more precise, the inability to maintain a healthy balance in both the physical and the mental level can provoke further development of stress. Even the most moderate stress should be compensated for the properly organized rest.