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There Are 7 Common Signs That You Are Over-stressed

By Chandreyee Sen

In this 21st century, where people are running at a fast speed with advanced technological innovations, stress is bound to happen. With pressure at home and office, it often becomes difficult to balance both.

As a result, people start getting stressed out with concurrent mood swings. But it is such a mental state which people often fail to relate. This is because, unlike any other disease such as fever, headache, muscles pain, etc., stress doesn't show any prominent symptoms.

However, there are signs of understanding whether a person is under stress or not. All you require is an alert mind to recognize these symptoms and treat your body accordingly.

Stress, though doesn't result in prominent ailments, is one of the reasons behind all of your health problems. Stress can make you inactive; it can put immense mental pressure on your brain and can increase the pumping of the heart.

Too much of stress can escalate your blood pressure level and is often seen as a significant reason for cardiovascular ailments as well. So, it is highly essential to understand your body and realize whether stress is at all affecting you.

So, go ahead and read on to see if you are having any of these symptoms of stress.



Are you putting on some extra kilos? Then beware, this can be a sign of your increasing stress level. Being overweight is one of the signs that shows you are leading a stressful life. This is because when a person is under stress, his/her craving for food, especially junk food, increases than an average person. They feel that eating can be a way to deviate your mind from pressure or anxiety. However, for some people, weight loss can also be a sign because, during a stressful situation, some people often forget their meal.


Extremely High Blood Pressure:

Hypertension or high blood pressure is directly linked to stress. If there is a constant up rise in your blood pressure level, then beware, this can be a sign of stress. Stress induces the brain to release stress hormones, which further increase the level of blood circulation in the body than an average individual.


Severe Joint Aches:

Your pain points can shoot up when the body is dealing with excessive amount of stress. Often people, who are patients of prolonged joint or muscle pain, complain of an increase in their level of pain during stress. People who are suffering from arthritis experience a tremendous amount of pain. You can feel ache all over your body. So, if you are facing such a problem at a frequent interval, then it is high time that you pay heed to your joint aches.


Weak Guts Causing Stomach Pain:

Stress also brings an abruption in your digestive system, as all the functioning of our body is directly linked to the brain. During excessive stress, the brain secretes stress hormones that can lead to irregular bowel syndrome (IBS), indigestion, cramp and ache in stomach, diarrhoea, etc. For some people, nausea is also accompanied along with this.


You Are Always Tired:

Are you feeling tired all throughout the day? This is because of two reasons. Firstly, immense work pressure at home and office and secondly due to the sleepless nights rendered as a result of stress. So if you are staying up all night long and all throughout the day, you will feel inactive and clumsy. In such a case, it is high time to go for some stress-management remedies.


Throbbing Head Pain:

A severe headache and recurrent migraine attack is the most important sign of stress. When your mind is flooded with thoughts of some personal or professional problems, then the brain starts to secrete stress hormones and can cause a headache, accompanied by pain in the neck and shoulder. So, try not to ignore your headache if it occurs on a regular basis.


Acne Breakouts:

A prominent symptom of stress is the breakout of acne or blisters on your skin; this is because the cells which are responsible in producing sebum mix with dead skin bacteria to pop up a pimple, which also have receptors to receive stress hormones. These can further aggravate the occurrence of acne on your skin.


Chest Pain & Rapid Heartbeat:

When your level of anxiety or stress increases, you feel your heart starting to beat faster. A feeling of palpitation too engulfs your body functioning. Such a situation can be fatal, as a person during this time can undergo a cardiac arrest or chest pain. So, don't ignore any sign of a mild chest pain as well. It is advisable to consult a doctor under such circumstances.

So, now that you know of some of the probable symptoms of stress, it is recommended that you stop ignoring these and go for some stress-management programmes that can help you to live a healthy, happy life.

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Story first published: Thursday, November 16, 2017, 17:30 [IST]
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