What are the main symptoms of stress?
When we think of stress we often think of having sweaty palms or a fast heart rate or of butterflies in your tummy.
But there are lots of other symptoms associated with stress.
Physical Symptoms of Stress include:
- Aches and pains
- Muscle tension
- Reduced libido
- Skin breakouts/ acne
- Irritable bowel syndrome, constipation or diarrhoea
- Panic attacks
- High Blood Pressure
- Tiredness and fatigue
- Fast heart rate
- Struggle to lose weight or weight loss
Emotional Symptoms of stress
- Changes in mood
- Poor decision making
- Low mood
- Feeling overwhelmed
- Racing thoughts
- Constant worrying
- Feeling weepy/emotional
- Feeling unable to cope
Behavioural Symptoms of Stress
- Reaching out for alcohol, recreational drugs and tobacco
- Changes in appetite and under or over eating
- Sleep disorders – sleeping too little or too much
- Lack of motivation
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I am a Reflexologist, Reiki Master Practitioner and Writer from Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire. I love writing about Health and Wellbeing, Mind Body Spirit and Reflexology. When I’m not at work, you can find me in the kitchen cooking up a storm!