Stress seriously affects our health
Did you know that stress is actually our body's reaction to a challenge or demand? If not, don't worry. Here we will analyze this topic in depth.
It is a feeling of physical or emotional tension that comes from some situation or thought that makes you feel frustrated, nervous or even angry.
There are only two types of stress, which are:
Acute stress: This is short-term stress, that is, it goes away quickly.
Chronic stress: Unlike acute stress, it lasts for an extended period of time. If not properly controlled, it can cause serious damage to health.
Reactions caused by short-term stress can sometimes be good, as they help you control the situation that is causing you stress, because your body protects itself.
However, when you suffer from chronic stress, your body stays alert even if there is no danger, but over time this puts your health at risk, including:
Skin problems such as acne or eczema
High blood pressure
When a person already has a health condition, suffering from this type of stress can make it worse.
What can be the symptoms of too much stress?
Stress can cause many emotional and physical symptoms. There are cases when one does not realize that the symptoms are caused by stress.
Listed below are the most common symptoms that occur when stress is affecting you:
Lack of energy or concentration
Diarrhea or constipation
Weight loss or weight gain
Trouble sleeping or sleeping too much
In fact, symptoms can not only affect your body, but also your thoughts, feelings or even behaviors.
We all get stressed at some point and it's okay because it's a normal and healthy reaction to a change or challenge, but if we don't know how to handle it, it can seriously affect you.
Because of this, here are some recommendations to manage stress in the best way:
Recognize or learn to recognize stress: Stress affects us all differently, for this reason, knowing what are the symptoms of stress in us you will know how to handle it.
Avoid relieving stress in unhealthy ways: When we are stressed, we resort to or behave in unhealthy ways that help us relax. For example, overeating, drinking alcohol, sleeping too much or too little, among others.
Seek help: If you feel you can't manage stress on your own, seek help so you can manage it properly.
Look for techniques to help you manage stress: There are many ways to manage stress. For example, exercise, watch a good movie or simply read a book. The techniques are up to you, so do activities that help you relax.
Finally, I hope you can manage stress and have a completely healthy life physically, mentally and emotionally.
I hope you liked this article and that it has helped you.
Our mental and emotional health is important!
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