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Stress symptoms: The effects of Stress

The outcome of Stress remains inevitable as long as the source remains indispensable. In other words, it is impossible to tackle the problem by ignoring the existence of its root.

However, how does one feel motivated, determined, and courageous to face and terminate the root source if he’s not aware of the ‘great’ dangers and downsides of these causes.As a result, on this very note, I present to you – all the way from a world of search and discoveries – THE EFFECTS OF STRESS.

Ladies and Gentlemen, with a hand of applause and a standing ovation, give it up for – Kingsley Peace, your one and only Stress Management Guide.

WHOOP!!!

Stress and its effects: What is Stress?

Stress is a load of anxiety, tiredness, burden, and more obtained from the strain of bodily tissues, cells, and nervous system. It is the immediate reaction of the body towards mental strain, emotional strain, suspense, or tension – that is – psychologically speaking. Moreover, in physics, it can be referred to as the force that puts strain on the physical body.

As a result, the body reacts to these changes that require adjustment by mental, emotional and physical responses.

Stress is a normal occurrence in one’s life. Many events and activities that involve the use of your body tend to generate stress. In the sense that, you can experience stress from any works of life – from your environment, your body, your thoughts, etc. Stress and the body is almost inextricably bonded.

Why is it important to learn how to manage stress?

This is simple. In the sense that, not doing this would only result in you threatening and endangering your entire well-being. Stress doesn’t only destabilize your emotional equilibrium; it also wreaks havoc on your physical health and narrows the ability to think clearly, function efficiently, and enjoy life.

But effective and properly implemented stress management strategies, on the other hand, grants a healthier, happier, and more productive life. One that balances your life with time for work, relationships, relaxation, fun, and many other things.

And you still get to be the ideal personality to confide in, in times of help and comfort. Yeah, considering the fact that you manage stress (which is a normal occurrence) so perfectly well. Then, surely, you’d be the right candidate to ‘look up to’ and live after.

As a result, you ultimately and automatically become a motivator – as people would look at you and admire how well you handle and deal with stress – and therefore become motivated to do same and even greater.

This is ‘Encourage NOT Discourage’ making you that ideal personality.

However, before we get to ‘ways of dealing with stress’ or ‘ways to cope with stress’, you’d need a drive to do so. Thereby, let’s look further into the symptoms and effects of stress.

What are the symptoms of stress?

Stress can have extensive ranging effects on emotions, mood and behavior. However, before the effect surfaces, there are signs and symptoms of stress evident to determine the classes or types of stress. These symptoms act as ‘signals of alert’ that send warning of the approaching enemy (Stress) and its minions (the negative effects of stress).

As a result, when these are spotted, one must fortify himself and equip himself with weaponry to stand firm and untouched against the attacks of the vicious enemy.  But how do you learn of these stress symptoms if no one teaches of them and how can it be taught if no one is made available to teach.

My friends, count yourself blessed today – I’d be your teacher.

Here are symptoms to look out for:

  1. Frequent headaches, jaw clenching or paino
  2. Gritting, grinding teeth
  3. Stuttering or stammering
  4. Tremors, trembling of lips, hands
  5. Neck ache, back pain, muscle spasms
  6. Light headedness, faintness, dizziness
  7. Ringing, buzzing or “popping sounds
  8. Frequent blushing, sweating
  9. Cold or sweaty hands, feet
  10. Dry mouth, problems swallowing
  11. Frequent colds, infections, herpes sores
  12. Rashes, itching, hives, “goose bumps”
  13. Unexplained or frequent “allergy” attacks
  14. Heartburn, stomach pain, nausea
  15. Excess belching, flatulence
  16. Constipation, diarrhea, loss of control
  17. Difficulty breathing, frequent sighing
  18. Sudden attacks of life threatening panic
  19. Chest pain, palpitations, rapid pulse
  20. Frequent urination
  21. Diminished sexual desire or performance
  22. Excess anxiety, worry, guilt, nervousness
  23. Increased anger, frustration, hostility
  24. Depression, frequent or wild mood swings
  25. Increased or decreased appetite
  26. Insomnia, nightmares, disturbing dreams
  27. Difficulty concentrating, racing thoughts
  28. Trouble learning new information
  29. Forgetfulness, disorganization, confusion
  30. Difficulty in making decisions
  31. Feeling overloaded or overwhelmed
  32. Frequent crying spells or suicidal thoughts
  33. Feelings of loneliness or worthlessness
  34. Little interest in appearance, punctuality
  35. Nervous habits, fidgeting, feet tapping
  36. Increased frustration, irritability, edginess
  37. Overreaction to petty annoyances
  38. Increased number of minor accidents
  39. Obsessive or compulsive behavior
  40. Reduced work efficiency or productivity

What are the effects of stress?

These comes in three parts:

  • Psychological (mental & emotional) effects of Stress
  • Behavioral effects of Stress
  • Physical (body) effects of Stress

Possible effects of stress on your body:

  • A tendency to sweat
  • Back pain
  • Chest pain
  • Cramps or muscle spasms
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Fainting spells
  • Headache
  • Heart disease
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Possible effects of stress on your thoughts and emotions:

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Burnout
  • Depression
  • Feeling of insecurity
  • Forgetfulness
  • Irritability

Possible effects of stress on your behavior:

  • Eating too much
  • Eating too little
  • Food cravings
  • Sudden angry outbursts
  • Drug abuse
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Social withdrawal
  • Frequent crying
  • Relationship problems

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6 comments

    1. Thanks a lot, Nehirika. Your words are much appreciated. And, I apologize for the late reply. Please do forgive me 🙂 . And also, enjoy your stay on the site as you engage in other fun and fascinating content 😉 .

      Have a swell day!! 😀

  1. One of the best ways I have found to help alleviate stress is to connect with someone.

    This doesn’t mean picking up your phone and text messaging them. Get out there and go meet someone. Not only will talking to someone in person create a deeper bond with said person, it can initiate the release of stress-relieving hormones. While you’re out, send a passerby a friendly gaze. Watch them reciprocate the gaze and send it back to you. That is unless your gaze is borderline creepy. Don’t do that.

    Something as simple as a gaze has the ability to relax your nervous system.

    It is simply incredible how the littlest of things have the biggest impact on us.

    Well said, Kingsley.

    1. Hey Joel,

      There’s a joy that arouses within when I see your comments. Am so honored. But first and foremost, I would love to pay my deepest respect by apologizing for my inconsistency and inactiveness on your site. Please do forgive me. I would recommence as soon as am done with the truckload of work on my shoulders. Thanks, pal, for being so supportive.

      Then again, a great well-done on your really impressive contribution. I must say, people tend to not realize how the littlest of things can have such massive impact on well-being and relationship. To the extent, they pull away from social interactions and get so hooked-up in modern technology. It is a shame, though, that this same technologically advancement introduced to better improve social relationship is the same one that is wrongly used and therefore, tearing apart what has been built or what has the potential to grow into something much stronger.

      Thanks again, Joel, for sticking around and sharing your thoughts. All the best!! 🙂 🙂

  2. Thank you, Lalit. Am sorry for the late reply. And yes, am glad it was of great use to you and many others. Please, do feel free to explore the site and like, comment on, and share any post you find amazing too. 😉

    Have a great week! 🙂

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