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How do you know if you have stress ?

Do you know, it’s not only you, stress affects us all.

How do you know if you have stress ?

Here are the some signs and symptoms which shows you are in stress.

When you’re facing something you really don’t want to, can make you feel tense.

1. Trouble Sleeping

This is the most common symptom, and more than 78% peoples face this.

Because the most common reason is over thinking or repeated thinking over any argument.

2. Lack of energy

We usually feels tired without doing hard work.

3. Anxiety

Anxiety itself is a health issue. It’s a type of emotional symptom of stress.

It can be characterized by feeling of overwhelming dread, rather than just feeling of sadness.

4. Irritability

We easily get irritated by peoples, we don’t like company of others.

5. Low Sex Drive

Yes, stress can destroy your relationships.

According to a report of American Psychological Association (APA), in more than 40% divorces one of the partner had stress.

6. Concentration Problem

It’s very difficult to concentrate on our work or studies.

A study found that adolescent rate exposed to acute stress experienced more memory performance issues than their non-stressed counterparts.

7. Compulsive Behaviour

Thee has long been a link between stress and addictive behavior.

8. Mood Swing

Have you ever been to this ? I guess we all does.

It’s a very common behavior change we all gone through, but it don’t mean that we are in stress everytime we have mood swing.

9. Acne

It’s one of the most visible ways that stress often manifest itself.

Several studies also have confirmed that acne may be associated with higher level of stress.

10. Headaches

According to APA, in more than 90% of stress cases, it’s associated with moderate to severe headaches depending on the type and level of stress.

11. Chronic Pain

It’s a common complain, which increases with level of stress.

Because chronic pain leads to irritation, disliking for things etc. which give rise to stress.

12. Frequent Sickness

If you feel like you’re constantly battling a case of the sniffles, stress may be to blame.

But it’s not a key factor to determine whether you are stressed or not, rather we can count it as associated facor.

But we should also remember that stress may take a toll on your immune system. Studies shows that higher stress levels are associated with increased susceptibility to infection.

13. Insomnia

As we earlier discussed about disturbed sleeping, if not treated may lead to insomnia.

According to a study conducted by Stanford Medical School, it was found that out of 100 every 41 people suffered from disturbed sleep or insomnia which is quiet high in compare to other countries.

14. Digestive Issues

Digestive problems like diarrhea and constipation can also be caused by high level of stress.

15. Loss of Appetite

Very common during stress.

Even an acute stress may cause loss of appetite or change in attern

NOTE – But not always this happens ! You may not believe but Stress and Obesity are very much related to each other.

In our next article we will discuss in brief about why stress leads to obesity.

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16. Depression

Though depression is itself a rising mental health issue, specially among youths.

In a study it was found that more than 35% of American High School students have depression and the number is increasing at alarming pace.

We will discuss Depression later in other article, don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter.

There are many other determining factors or associated factors which shows that you are in stress but these are major determining factors.

Bottom Line : How do you know if you have stress ?

Stress is something that most people will experience at one point or another.

It can take a toll on many aspects of health and has a wide range of symptoms.

BUT Fortunately, there are many ways to relieve stress, and one is WE , yes every week we publish helpful articles to remove your stress.

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