What Are the Pronounced Anxiety and Stress Symptoms
By Ben Gilbert
Many people are under the impression that stress is only mental. People believe physical symptoms of anxiety and stress are caused from stressing, worries or pressure. In many cases this is not true. In fact, these are known to only be some of the many causes of stress all together. There are many causes of stress that can not only affect your mental being but also your physical being. Listed below are a few physical anxiety and stress symptoms.
More and more people are discovering that they are dealing with stress and anxiety on a daily basis. There always seems to be something either causing stress or adding to stress they already have. Dealing with stress of everyday life can start to take a toll on your body. There are many physical anxiety and stress symptoms.
There exists a large body of research indicating that individuals dealing with excessive of stress are, over time, more at risk for heart attack and other health related problems. This is because the body produces more hormones when experiencing stress. This level of hormone secretion is only beneficial if they are in short bouts. When these hormones are released for an extended period of time, they can cause physical symptoms of anxiety and stress.
Some of the main physical anxiety and stress symptoms include:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Those suffering from severe stress sometimes end up going for emergency care thinking they are having a heart attack only to find out they are experiencing an anxiety attack.
- Libido is decreased drastically, For those who suffer severe amounts of stress, sex may be the last thing on their mind.
- Fatigue When you are under a great deal of stress you may feel more tired and have less energy.
- Tightness in the chest or general muscle and joint discomfort
- Many experience a general tingling sensation as well as a faster heartbeat.
- Impaired immune system leads to more illnesses
- Skin problems like acne, even as an adult
- Change in appetite. Either a decreased or increased appetite can be an anxiety and stress symptom
along with these, and other, physical symptoms anxiety and stress will also mess with your emotions. When dealing with anxiety and stress symptoms you may well feel like the whole world is coming apart around you. While it may be hard, work to focus on the positive areas of your life. Focusing on the positive and not the negative is a good first step in defeating both anxiety and stress.