A prominent factor that affects the lifestyle of an individual is stress. Being stressed in standard measures can make you an efficient being but, exceeding the stress limits can have adverse effects on health. Anyone of the following stress disorders such as acute stress, episodic acute stress, chronic stress, and post-traumatic stress disorder can affect an individual and may get diagnosed with stress, depression, and anxiety. In this article, we emphasized the physiological stress and physical stress symptoms that affect both the mental health and physical health.
What is Psychological Stress?
Psychological stress deals with the emotional reactions induced due to stressful situations. When an individual is subjected to psychological stress, there will be a surge in the basal ganglia activity in the brain.
A group of neurons, known as the basal ganglia located in the center of the brain help in processing the information related emotions, thoughts and motivations. In addition to mental disorders, psychological stress can trigger the physiological reactions.
Psychological Symptoms of stress
- A constant feeling of anxiety: When one feels incapable of coping with each aspect associated with their lifestyle.
- Restlessness and unfocused: Unable to concentrate on specific tasks.
- Mood fluctuations: At times when one feels angry, upset, calm and composed.
- Low self-esteem and self-confidence: A feeling of inferiority complex and rejection dominates the positive thinking.
- Loneliness: Lack of communication with other beings.
- Absent from the present: Reverberating thoughts transcends into absentmindedness.
- Recurring flashbacks: If experienced any traumatic incident, recurring flashbacks can be disastrous.
What is Physical Stress?
Physical stress is a condition that predominantly affects your physical well-being. One may witness abnormalities in their physical stature, external illness, or internal illness.
Stress disorders play a prominent role in initiating physical stress in individuals. Further, health disorders are also responsible for inducing physical stress.
Physical Symptoms of Stress
- Sweating and cold limbs: Anxiety and fear trigger under stressful situations.
- Stiffed muscles: This is a condition that makes the individuals freeze and resists flexible mobility.
- Change in appetite: Chronic stress may induce changes in eating patterns that lead to constipation, and diarrhea.
- Disturbed sleep pattern: Depression and anxiety can lead to the changes in sleep habits, commonly known as Insomnia.
- Lethargy and fatigue: Low energy levels may affect professional and personal life, and make an inefficiency routine affair.
- Cold, cough, headaches, and fever: If these symptoms persist for a prolonged period, then the physical stress can be a culprit.
- Skin problems and reduced sexual ability: Loss of sexual desire and performance, rashes, ulcers, and other infections may occur.
When stress starts dominating in life, both the physical and mental health goes for a toss, and it is hard to think of any disease in which stress cannot play a vital role. If one of the stress symptoms mentioned above occurs, it is best to consult a psychologist and undertake necessary lifestyle changes to be healthy.
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