Stress is a natural human reaction that the body has when things change, resulting in severe physical, emotional, and cognitive reactions. Positive coping training can assist you in dealing with changes in a more healthy manner.
Side effects on physical health
When we are agitated, we tend to breathe quicker in order to transport oxygen-rich blood to the body. Some people describe feeling as if they can’t breathe or as if they have a weight in their chest.
Stress causes your heart to beat faster and your blood vessels to contract, diverting more oxygen to your muscles and giving you the power to fight or flee the trigger.
Acid reflux, ulcers, stomach pains and cramps, bloating, diarrhoea or constipation, nausea, and vomiting are all increased by stress.
To protect oneself from damage, the muscles tend to tense during stressful circumstances and then relax.
Chronic stress weakens one’s capacity to fight illnesses, leaving one more susceptible to attack and viral diseases. It can also have an impact on healing time.
When anxiety is prolonged, the body may be unable to keep up, and glucose levels raise the chance of developing type 2 diabetes.
Bruxism, or jaw clenching, can also be triggered by stress, which can have long-term consequences for one’s dental health.
Sexuality and male reproductive health:
Chronic stress can cause testosterone levels to plummet, affecting sperm production, sexual dysfunction, and infertility. Chronic tension can also lead to tiredness, which can result in a decrease in libido.
Depletion can also result in a lack of libido in women. It can also have an effect on the menstrual cycle, causing changes in menstrual periodicity and flow as well as heightened menstrual discomfort and cramping.
Consequences for mental health
Stress tends to make it harder to fall and take naps. It may also have an impact on one’s sleep cycle. Insomnia can be caused by chronic stress.
Loss of control:
Tension may make you feel overwhelmed, which can make you feel like you’re losing control. This can exacerbate emotions of tension.
Chronic stress can raise the likelihood of depression, severe anxiety, emotional problems, and drug abuse problems. When one finds it impossible to manage the pressures, it can also generate frustration and increased angry outbursts.