Modern science and medicine now know that stress can cause havoc to your health and create disease within the body, not just dis-ease in the mind.
Not only can stress cause your body to age faster, it depresses the immune system. Colds and viruses are far more frequent in people with high levels of stress. Stressful lifestyles have also been linked to Parkinson’s disease.
Stress can be a very serious thing, particularly when it cannot be noticed immediately due to some unclear symptoms of stress. So experts recommend managing to lower the stress and calm down because it is very important in order to protect your health from numerous medical conditions.
When your body senses stress, it automatically gets you ready to run or fight. This is just part of your biological makeup.
This is how your body reactions to stress:
- First, the stomach and colon start to shut down.
- Extra blood is needed by the body and it takes them from the stomach and colon.
- With no blood, these organs age faster.
- Food that was being digested now just sits there and starts to rot. You end up with rotten food in your colon. As you can imagine, eating rotten food can make you sick, so can having it sitting in your body.
- 90% of your immune system is battling disease in the colon. Ask any doctor who does autopsies about people’s colons.
Here are the usual symptoms that you are overstressed.
1. Hair loss
Carolyn Jacob, who is the medical director and founder of Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology, says that approximately 100 hairs are lost every day and we are not even aware of this. Stress is the main reason for increased hair loss and a lot of hair is in resting phase because stress can cause an alteration in the normal body’s physiologic functions.
After three or four months, the amount of lost hair gets bigger because the hair in the resting phase falls down. This is a very negative result. The changes in the hair are mainly due to the overstressed body says, Carolyn Jacob.
2. Weight gain
Stress can also be the cause for some weight variations because stress can lead to losing weight due to appetite loss, but also can be responsible for gaining weight due to reduced metabolism. So if you notice any of these changes, you need to check the stress levels in the body and try to reduce them immediately.
3. Constantly feeling anxious
Constantly feeling uncomfortable, anxious and restless is a symptom that you are overstressed. You need to take some measures in order to solve this condition and face the problem. If you do not take immediate action, it will only worsen.
4. Low sex drive
Stress can also be the reason for weakened libido, as it lowers the number of hormones for sexual activity. Stress can lead to impotence and exhaustion.
In order to preserve the love life and the sexual life, you can practice some technique to relax your body. And another solution for this may be a simple conversation with your partner about this problem.
5. Can’t sleep
Sleeping problems can also occur because of too much stress, so if you notice any changes in your sleeping routine or you cannot sleep enough or even sleeping a lot because you feel exhausted, you should deal with the problem which causes you stress.
When dealing with stress, the first thing that changes is the sleeping routine. You should find a solution to cope with stress as soon as possible, such as meditation, healthy diet, exercise or yoga.
6. You get moody
Your mood can change drastically when stress affects the levels of your hormones. It can cause further complications like obsessive-compulsive disorder, many mental-health problems, addictions or anxiety. So consult someone about your problems as soon as possible in order to protect your overall health.
7. Physical pain
Body pain is often the first symptom of a serious health issue, so you should definitely examine the source of the pain. Stress can be the reason for the body’s malfunctioning and can lead to palpitation, tense muscles, diarrhea, ulcers, stomach problems, or chest pain.
Stress can worsen your headaches, cause pain in the whole body and cause severe arthritis. So you should help your body deal with the problems by reducing the level of stress and improve your health.
8. Lack of patience
The daily problems can make you lose patience for everything and everyone around you and you will be irritated, intolerant, angry and impatient. So deal with your stress level and reduce it quickly in order to prevent further complications.
9. Thinking about work, even when you’re at home
If you are overstressed you cannot take your mind off your job, obligations, and finances. If you are constantly thinking about work and your problems it will only worsen your situation and lead to physical and psychological issues.