Stress

Stress?

It is normal to experience stress when you feel threatened, overwhelmed and/or upset. It is a physical response to danger or the threat of danger. When you are stressed your body produces hormones that make your heart accelerate and your breathing increase. These hormones also trigger a “flight-or-fight” response in your body that helps you flee from the situation.

In some cases, it can be healthy and useful. It can help you react quickly or prompt you to worker harder than normal to find a resolution. For instance, if you have work that needs to be completed within a certain time, stress can push you to complete the work by deadline.

Stress becomes a problem when it persists for too long and it occurs repeatedly in a short amount of time. High stress levels have been linked to headaches and/or migraines, gastrointestinal distress, muscular aches and pains, moodiness, depression, a compromised immune system and irregular sleep patterns.

A low immune system can make it hard to fight off diseases, viruses and infections, which in turn can trigger or worsen stress. If left untreated stress can lead to a variety of health and relationship problems. If you are experiencing stress, Minds For The Future psychologists can teach you ways to effectively manage your health condition.

 

Signs & Symptoms                                           

  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Muscle Aches and Pains
  • Fatigue
  • Gastrointestinal Distress
  • Irregular Sleep Patterns
  • Irritability/Anger
  • Sadness/Depression
  • Excessive Eating/Under-Eating
  • Drug and/or Alcohol Abuse

 

Causes

  • Work Conflicts
  • Relationship Issues
  • Financial Problems
  • Parenting Responsibilities
  • Unrealistic Expectations
  • Lack of Time

 

 Minds For The Future can help you overcome stress and its symptoms. Learn how.

 

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