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Signs of stress and the effects it has on the body

Stress is the feeling of being under too much mental or emotional pressure.  Pressure turns to stress when you feel unable to cope.  Sadly stress effects most of us from time to time.  Signs of stress are different for everyone.  Here are some common signs of stress:

  • Acne

  • Headaches

  • Chronic Pain

  • Decreased energy

  • Insomnia

  • Digestive Issues

  • Changes in Libido

  • Appetite Changes

  • Depression

  • Rapid Heartbeat

  • Sweating

What are the effects of stress on the body?

  • Headaches - stress can trigger and intensify headaches

  • Increased depressions - chronic stress can waer you down emotionally and lead to depression

  • Heatburn - stress increases the production of stomach acid, which could lead to heartburn and make it worse

  • Insomnia - stress makes it harder to fall asleep and stay awake which can lead to insomnia

  • Rapid breathing - when you're stressed, the muscles that help you breathe tense up, which can leave you short of breatg

  • Weakened immune system - long-term stress weakens your immune system's defences, leaving you more vulnerable to infections

  • Risk of heart attack - over time, an increased heart rate and high blood pressure damage your arteries, which could lead to a heart attack

  • High blood sugar - stress can cause your liver to release extra sugar (glucose) into your blood stream, which over time puts you at rick for type 2 diabetes

  • Pounding heart - stress hormones make your heart pump faster so tht blood can quickly reach your vital organs and limbs

  • High blood pressure - stress hormones tighten blood vessels, which can raise your blood pressure

  • Stomach ache - stress affects your body's digestive system, which can lead to stomach ache, nausea, and other tummy troubles

  • Fertility problems - stress interferes with the reproductive system in both men and women, any may make it harder to conceive

  • Erectile dysfunction - your brain plays an important part in the process of getting an erection.  Stress can interfere with this process

  • Missed periods - fluctuating hormones can throw your menstrual cycle off, or in severe cases stop it altogether

  • Low sex drive - stress, and the fatigue that often comes with it, can take a toll on your libido

  • Tense muscles - stress makes muscles tense up, and chronic stress can lead to tension-related headaches and backaches

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