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Stress symptoms

What is Stress?
Stress has become a common term in the day-to-day life. It has become an inevitable factor in everybody’s life.

Stress is something which referred as an emotional and physical damage caused by some external forces of the world.

Stress might make a person from leading a happy life and it also restrict the person from being in control and to enjoy the life.

The term stress has been first used by a few psychologists. According to them, stress is a response by the body to any demand. The stress might be positive in some situations.

Types of stress
Stress might be both physical and mental. It might lead a person to positive or negative stress.

There are mainly four types of stress. They are:

  • Eustress
  • Distress
  • Hyperstress
  • Hypostress

Eustress: It might be described as a temporary stress. It might be positive and it might give you power to perform the day-to-day activities. the person might become creative and energetic.

Distress: It is kind of negative stress which might occur due to the changes in the routine. It might make the person uncomfortable. Persons who are switching the job often might get distressed.

Hyperstress: This kind of stress happens when a person is performing over duty. The overtime might make the person stressed.

Hypostress: The person who is doing monotonous job might get stressed. Creative people might feel dejected when they are doing a mechanical process everyday.


Stress symptoms

The stress symptoms might be different from person to person.

The primary symptoms of stress are:

  • Upsetting fatigue
  • Muscle pain
  • Lack of concentration
  • Distracting headache
  • Increase heart rate
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle tension
  • Irritation
  • Digestion problems
  • Dryness in the mouth

Stress in teens
The stress affects teenagers also. The primary stress symptoms in teens are:

  • Frequent mood changes
  • Sweating hands
  • Lack of energy and enthusiasm
  • Lack of concentration
  • Unable to sleep properly
  • Feeling hungry
  • Lack of interest in activities
  • Being sad and cry for nothing

Stress Symptoms in Men:

  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Excessive anxiety
  • Guilt
  • Feeling of worthlessness
  • Irritability
  • Headaches
  • Loss of appetite
  • Irregular heart beat
  • Overeating technically called anorexia nervosa
  • Weight loss
  • Low drive for physical intimacy
  • High blood pressure
  • Muscle aches
  • Increased sweating
  • Changes in relationships with the loved ones

Stress Symptoms in Women:

  • Tension headaches
  • Stomach cramps
  • Back aches
  • Lack of sleep
  • Irregularity in periods
  • Stomach ulcers
  • High blood pressure
  • Tightness in chest
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss in interest in love making
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Start smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Constant thoughts of death
  • Rashes
  • Weight loss
  • Skin diseases
  • Mood swings
  • Weeping
  • Anger
  • Lack of concentration
  • Drop in decision making abilities
  • Suspicion
  • Forgetfulness
  • Depression
  • Low self esteem
  • Feeling of helplessness

Stress Symptoms in Children:

  • Skin diseases
  • Fever
  • Asthma
  • Frequent infections
  • Headaches
  • Sleep disorders
  • Stomach aches
  • Bed wetting
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Picking of skin
  • Aggression
  • Irritability
  • Disobedience
  • Boredom
  • Frustration
  • Guilt
  • Loneliness
  • Confusion
  • Anxiety
  • Aches and pain
  • Fear of losing loved ones
  • High sensitivity to loud noise

Stress Symptoms in Aged People:

  • Memory loss
  • Depression
  • Loneliness
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety

Job Related Symptoms of Stress:

  • Headache
  • Difficulty in concentration
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Upset stomach
  • Short temper
  • Low morale
  • Job dissatisfaction

Pregnancy Related Stress Symptoms and Risk Factors:

  • Increased heart beat
  • Anxiety
  • Rise in blood pressure
  • Premature delivery
  • Low birth weight of the baby

Facts and Statistics on Symptoms of Stress:

  • According to the World Health Organization, stress is the number one health problem in the United States
  • 75 percent of sickness in this country is related to stress according to the American Medical Association
  • According to the American Psychological Association, 43 percent adults suffer from adverse effects of stress
  • 3 out of 4 chronic illness sufferers also fight with stress, a major contributing factor to such condition.

1 response to Stress symptoms

  1. You mean to say only job can cause stress? One can be extremely happy with his/her job and still be stressed? Can’t he be? I’m a living example…You mean to say only job can cause stress? One can be extremely happy with his/her job and still be stressed? Can’t he be? I’m a living example…

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