When it comes to the negative effects of stress, we tend to focus solely on all the things it can do to out psychological health, take note that the physical effects are no laughing matter. Because of the amount of pressure we feel at work or the problems we face in our personal lives, our health tends to place only second on the list of priorities we have. As we speak, your body may be crying out for help; below are some signs that may indicate that your body is stressed out.
Sleepiness and Tiredness
Problems with sleep has become a common effects of stress; people have difficult time sleeping properly because of all the things that run in their mind. We’re all familiar with those sleepless nights which we usually recover from on the next day, but when they turn into a habit then be prepared for the physical consequences. As you may have already experienced, a sleepless night entails and lousy feeling all throughout the day; this affects your performance and decision making.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS
IBS or irritable bowel syndrome affects a person’s digestive system, don’t fret too much because it’s quite common. Keep in mind that stress is not the cause behind IBS, but it surely exasperates all the symptoms. People who are highly prone to upset stomachs, constipation or diarrhoea might notice that symptoms become worse when they’re stressed; if not worse, IBS symptoms come in more frequent episodes. People suffering from these symptoms need to see their doctor as soon as possible and discuss all the application treatment for IBS. There are those who take specific medication for IBS while adding probiotics into their diet. On the other hand, there are also those that exercise and see positive results concerning their IBS. On the majority of IBS cases, people are able to successfully control all of the mild signs and symptoms of IBS by actually managing their health through a healthier diet and improved lifestyle.
Tension headaches are experienced by almost everyone every now and then since it’s the most common type of headache. Not all days will be bright, sunny and full of hope, there are days when you feel like the whole world is against you no matter what you do to make it better; these are your most stressful days and a massive headache is almost guaranteed at the end of the day. Tension headaches are not a sign of serious illnesses that you might have, they just come out of nowhere when you’re dehydrated, experience over fatigue or just dead tired.
Cold and Coughs
The body’s immune system is one of the first to suffer if a person is stressed, this will likely lead to coughs and colds. A compromised immune system is a weak immune system, thus even a weak cough or cold will ruin your day and make you miss out on a lot of work and activities.