The Signs and Symptoms of Too Much Stress

Stress is the feeling of being overwhelmed or unable to cope with mental or emotional pressure. It can have mental and physical consequences.

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Decreased energy and insomnia

Stress can cause chronic fatigue and disruptions in sleep, which decreased energy levels and cause insomnia.

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Changes in libido

People may experience changes in their sex drives during stressful periods. Stress can also cause hormonal change, fatigue, and psychological issues.

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Depression

Chronic stress may be associated with depression and depressive episodes. High levels of stress are associated with depression in adolescents.

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Acne

Higher levels of stress are associated with increased bouts of acne; because people touch their faces more often which spread bacteria and contributes to the development of acne.

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Headache

Stress can contribute to headaches. Increased intensity of stress may increase the number of headache days.

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Chronic pain

Chronic pain may be associated with higher levels of stress as well as increased levels of the body’s main stress hormone cortisol.

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Frequent sickness

Higher stress levels may increase susceptibility to infection. Stress may increase the susceptibility to developing an upper respiratory infection.

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Digestive issue

Stress may be associated with digestive issues, like constipation, heartburn, and diarrhoea digestive disorders.

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Weight gain

Due to higher stress, you may see changes in appetite which may lead to weight gain.

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