Health Specialist warn us of the danger too much stress.
A whole lot of us still ignore the danger high-stress levels have on our health. Others go with the notion that stress only affects the mind.
Stress is harmful to the body, ailments such as high blood pressure have been found to have a primary symptom linked with increased stress levels usually “chronic stress”.
This means that in order to maintain a sane physical state one has to purely grasp the effects of stress on the body.
How Does Stress Arise?
There is a contemporary stress model that will make us understand how stress comes about:
Primary stage: emotional and mental triggers are activated. The individual begins to see an action, and event as stressful.
Secondary stage: mental stress is activated. At this stage, the person ceases to stop thinking negatively and in return stress becomes psychological or mental.
Third stage: stress becomes physiological or “fight or flight”:
When the first and second stress stages are not controlled stress becomes physiological. The person starts to have a continuous flow of active hormonal circulation. The flow of adrenaline tends to create an increase in the heart beat.
At the stage, the increased stress levels tend to have a more visible effect physically.
Signals that someone is experiencing stress
- Mysterious fatigue
- Sharp headaches that disorganize normal activities
- Shallow chest breathing
- Augmented heart beat even when not under stress
- Minimal pain in the muscles
- Facial tics
- Hand and arm tremors
- Anxiety and nervousness
- Oversleeping or hypersomnia
- Insomnia or lack of sleep
- Perspiration and sweating of the hands and feet without cause
- Drug addiction
These symptoms do not terminate at this stage but may increase to a physiological stage, and symptoms of psychological stress include:
- Short temper
- Feeling angry all the time
- Inexplicable mood swings
- Feeling of isolation and helplessness
- Short term memory problems
- General decrease in work productivity
- Lowered sexual desire
- Distracted thinking
What makes individuals experience psychological stress?
When a person’s mind has been under stress for long periods of time, there are symptoms that start to show. These symptoms appear because the mind is trying to run from stress by any means possible.
In effect increased level of stress reduces productivity. There is a loss of focus because of prolonged mental stress which causes a loss of concentration at work. The mind becomes so entangled to the extent of causing confusion and reduction in the ability to focus on tasks.
For a college student who has been stressed up by the huge amount of school projects and coursework, this makes He or Her unable to function at optimum level.
The severity of stress connected symptoms in the general population:
About 90% of visits to the hospitals in the US have been found to be connected to chronic stress symptoms and more than 400 million people have been found to take stress related medication.
Why has medicating stress not been effective?
Medicating stress is not very effective because instead of taking care of the main problem, we keep trying focusing on the symptoms. The main issue is not dealt with.
The best option for any individual experiencing increased stressed level which has symptoms such as sharp headaches, increased heart beat is to contact a physician.
It is better to look for the stress triggers and eliminate them instead of continually taking medication for stress because, in the long run, you might just run out of luck.