8 Indications That You Stress Too Much
A lot of people experience great amounts of anxiety without even realizing that it has an impact on their health, in spite of the symptoms as well as the researches that have been conducted in order to detect stress.
However, being overstressed daily can be really hasardous for health, especially when the symptoms are not visible or easily detected. What's most significant in such situations is to find ways of relaxation, as as first step of mitigation of various health issues.
Still, there are some indications that can imply, if not prove, that you stress too much. Here are 8 of them:
1) Sleeping disorders
If you sleep less than you should or you suffer from insomnia, no matter how tired you are during the day, then it might be due to anxiety. Try changing your habits; this could be the hours you work or even your nutrition. Bad sleep can also be related to bad posture or nightmares which are apparently linked to the thoughts that trouble your mind. Relaxing as well as exercising could help with that.
2) Hair loss
According to Carolyn Jacob, MD, founder and medical director of Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology, “typically, people shed about 100 hairs a day. Most people don’t even notice.
Sometimes, a significant stress of sort may spark a change in your body’s routine physiological functions, and cause a disproportionate number of hairs to go into the resting phase at the same time.
Then three to four months later, sometimes longer, all those resting hairs are shed. The effect can be alarming. The types of events that disrupt the normal hair cycle can be caused by the substantial physiological stresses on your body.” (source)
3) Mood swings
The term may refer to minor daily mood changes or to significant mood changes as seen with mood disorders such as depression. If stress influences your hormone levels, you might suffer from major mood swings. Stress could lead to anxiety, addictions, obsessive compulsive disorders and other mental health issues. The best thing to do is talk to someone or do something to deal with stress and prevent further complications.
4) Weight loss or gain
Stress can drastically influence our metabolism either by causing appetite loss and, therefore, weight loss, or by causing greed/bulimia. This is one common sumptom of anxiety, that you should try to deal with before things get worse.
5) Body pain
There's nothing worse than ignoring body pain, since it could indicate a significant health issue. Stress could lead to various kind of pains: chest pains, stomach issues, ulcers, diarrhea, tense muscles, and palpitations. At this point, you should immediately manage stress and do everything you can to lower it and give your body the break it needs.
If it seems like every week you’ve got a cough, sore throat or a fever, you might want to blame your workload and not just your sneezing coworker. Listen to your body when you feel tired or drained and make time for rest and extra sleep. Whether you recently spent time traveling, finalizing a huge work project, or just had a lot of late dinner meetings all week, allow your body the time it needs to recover.
A sudden drop in stress can prompt migraines, says Todd Schwedt, MD, director of the Washington University Headache Center. Stick closely to your weekday sleeping and eating schedule to minimize other triggers. (source)
8) Lack of libido
When you’re stressed out and have a ton of issues on your mind, your sex drive is likely to decrease. You might be frustrated about it and wish you could do something about it, but when the opportunity arises, you’ll find yourself not being able to focus, or not being in the mood at all. Try to relieve stress by exercising often.
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