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Stress is something which many of us face in our lives, sometimes even on a daily basis, either work related or closer to home, even happy occasions can cause us stress, no matter what, stress is a normal condition, which occurs from time to time. Stress is something which can range in severity moderate-only temporary, unto problematic. Only when stress becomes unbearable, chronic or severe, an individual needs to have their stress evaluated, due to the fact that a wide range of illnesses and medical conditions can result from too much stress. There are ways for the individual to alleviate stress and move on with their daily lives, however it is important that the individual experiencing the stress, acknowledges the condition and starts on the right path-to eliminate the causing factors.

Recognizing the signs

Anxiety
Panic attacks
Constant tiredness
Irritability
Lack of concentration
Constipation
Diarrhoea
Disturbed sleep
Excess sweating
Feeling of helplessness
Feeling of loneliness
Frustration
Hair loss
Impotence
Irregular menstruation
Loss of sense of humour
Low self esteem
Muscular tension
Palpitations High blood pressure
Shallow/fast breathing
Ulcers

Harmful stress level signs
 

Lack of control
Lack of outlets for frustration
Lack of predictability

Change usually allows stress levels to rise, handling change can be difficult in the short term

Life changing events that have been identified as the most likely to cause harmful stress:

Bereavement
Moving house
Debt
Ill health
Difficult relationships
Work
Family problems

Eliminating stress

Recognizing the signs
Complementary therapies
Diet
Exercise

 

 

 

 

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