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Listen to your body

Updated on October 27, 2013

These stress symptoms may be warning you of something more serious. Headaches and stomach problems are part of the list of seemingly minor symptoms that could reveal that you are under too much stress, It's normal to feel a certain level of stress, however when this level reaches an abnormal magnitude, or when your body is simply unable to handle it, this is when you start to have symptoms. The worst case, stress can cause high blood pressure, heart problems and mood disorders. It can also be the cause of other common health problems.

That irritating itch !!

A sudden rash may be a sign of stress if you don't have any usual skin issues. Stress attacks your body, lowers your energy and weakens your immune system. This can cause an abnormal release of inflammatory substances in the skin, and before you know it, involuntary scratching begins damaging the skin and losing moisture. This can worsen skin problems that you may already have, such as allergic dermatitis or scalp irritation and dandruff

Tip: Go out for a walk or bike ride. Sunlight and exercise can be beneficial, moderate sun exposure activates the synthesis of vitamin D, which can improve your mood and make you feel better. Staying active helps circulation and proper functioning of the immune system.

Oh no - Cold sores

A tingling sensation on the lip and then the inevitable emergence of a horrible red blister, a cold sore again, and just before that important business meeting. Cold sores are caused by herpes simplex virus type 1. Although initial infection would have resulted from contact with a person carrying the virus, relapses can occur when you're stressed, because your immune system is not strong enough to counter it. Manage stress by learning to control their source. If the workload is ontop of you you, talk to your boss to see if it is possible to delegate certain tasks. If all those school events are taking you a long time, remember that you need not sign up as a volunteer at all.

Aaa Choo - Sick again

It's no surprise you get sick so often, especially when half your office is sniffling. But you are more likely to get congested and a sore throat when your body in itself is weakened by a supercharged schedule and lack of sleep. Sleep, sleep, sleep. Enough sleep and not only makes you feel more energetic in the morning, it helps to strengthen your immune system and makes you less vulnerable to colds that infect you with your children and your colleagues.Go to bed an hour earlier and see how it changes your life.

My stomach hurts!

How we treat our body in times of stress can cause many problems such as stress itself. If you're so busy taking and bringing your children from their dance classes or baseball or skip meals you end up buying junk food, no wonder you have stomach pain, diarrhea or constipation. You need better planning. On Sunday do healthy food shopping for the week, including meals you can serve the next day if you have some left over from the previous day. You'll have one less thing to worry about if you already have the next meal prepared. Always keep in the refrigerator fruit, yogurt and other nutritious snacks that are easy to carry.


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      Hezekiah 4 years ago from Japan

      Thanks you, and it's those small problem that can escalate.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Listen to your body our bodies do tell us when there is a small problem it is then up to us to see how the problem goes away or deteriorates well mentioned and a useful hub indeed.

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      Dora Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks for the warning. Those symptoms are really worth paying attention to. No, we just have to take heed.

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      Hezekiah 4 years ago from Japan

      Thank you, and yes. We should not ignore the signs.

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      Nathan Bernardo 4 years ago from California, United States of America

      Very good identification of symptoms of stress and a breakdown of remedies. It's very true, we must be aware of what our bodies are telling us.