Signs of stress


What happens when you are stressed?

What is stress?
At times it so happens in life that one becomes ill in the process of recovering from an emotionally taxing experience. One may stay composed, firm and brave enough throughout the experience but just as the trauma is about to end, one succumbs to an ailment. There may be symptoms like back ache, fever, headache, loss of appetite or insomia. These are basically the body's way of responding to emotional stress. It is very well said that "Stress is created by what we think rather than by what has actually happened". Stress, in small amounts, can be good but too much of stress disorderly in life. In today's world of cut- throat competition, factors like relationship demands, professional demands, traumatic experiences, financial problems and environmental factors can cause stress in a person's life. Stress is often called a twentieth century disorder, which is born out of man's chase of progress and the complexities that follow it.

What are the kinds of stress?
Stress can be classified as follows:
1. Acute stress
2. Episodic acute stress
3. Chronic stress

What are the symptoms of stress?
The symptoms of stress can be classified as physical or psychological.
Physical symptoms of stress:
It is generally perceived that stress is more of a psychological phenomenon and it doesn't have any physical symptoms. But it should not be forgotten that mind is a part of the body and that an ill mind makes the body also ill. An ill mind blocks the supply of free energy and positive attitude from the body and can be detected by symptoms like:
Aching muscles
Stomach problems
Diarrhea
Constipation
Cramps
Fatigue

Psychological symptoms of stress:
The psychological symptoms of stress include:
Depression, spontaneous crying, despair and hopelessness
Anxiety
Panic attacks
Fearfulness
Compulsive and obsessive behaviors
Feeling out of control
Irritability, angry and resentment
Emotional numbness
Withdrawal from normal routine and relationships
Stress is generally passed on from one generation to another. Children of stressed parents have a higher risk of being stressed out and tensed at encountering difficult and challenging situations. But it is also possible that such children learn to take such challenges, face them boldly and emerge as winners.

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