Stress: Why Do People Have It, How It Endangers The Body and How You Can Take Back Your Life (Part 1)

by susan on June 3, 2012 · 0 comments

Stress… many folks have it and it’s quite normal to experience. Stress can keep your alert and aware of your surroundings. Now, for some folks, the ability to handle stressful situations is a bit easier than others. And, for the folks who are unable to handle stress, it can hinder every part of their life – socially, financially, etc. Thus, it’s highly important to understand all the reasons why stress strikes, what it does to them and how those adversely affected by it can get their life back.

Most folks think that having stress is a bad thing. However, it’s important for you to understand that not all stress is bad. When you’re stressed about a test or work, it can make you perform better and get more work done, making you feel like you’ve gotten something accomplished. Still, any stress that causes your mind and body to be unable to cooperate is a problem you must overcome.

Why Do People Have Stress: Factors That Make People Feel Anxious and Stressed Out

You might be wondering what can cause you stress and, in the end, anxiety. Well, there are a number of things. In fact, many of them are personal-related, which cause you great harm. And, some of these factors can be combined with others, making it that much more imperative to seek treatment for stress.  What factors can bring on stress and anxiety?

  1. Work issues
  2. Excessive amount of deadlines
  3. Illnesses
  4. Relationship issues
  5. Financial worries
  6. Household running
  7. Traveling
  8. Noise
  9. Family issues
  10. Moving

How Do You Know When You Are Stressed Out

You might be wondering when you feel stressed out. Here’s what you need to understand: stress will not affect everyone in the same exact. Thus, how you feel could be entirely different from a friend of yours who is under similar stress. Several common symptoms of stress include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Excessive need to pee
  • Headaches
  • Inability to swallow
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle tightness
  • Nightmares
  • Sexual problems
  • Sweating

Why Stress Can Be Bad For The Body: The Physical and Physiological Symptoms Of Stress

If a person is under too much stress, it can be extremely hard on the body.  If you’re always stressed out, your body will begin to feel its effects and that’s not good for you… or your body. Keep in mind that your body isn’t able to discriminate the difference between psychological or physical threats so regardless of what’s causing you stress, your body is going to react in the same manner. What health problems are linked to chronic stress?

  • Immune system suppression
  • High blood pressure
  • Increased risk for stroke and heart attacks
  • Infertility
  • Speed increase of aging process

It’s important to note that extreme long periods of stress can rewrite the brain, which makes someone feel depressed and anxious all the time. Stress will also exacerbate:

  • Obesity
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Pain
  • Sleep issues
  • Digestive issues
  • Skin problems

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