All you need to know about Chronic Stress: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Severe stress can cause many health complications. If you have been dealing with severe stress, read more about how to deal with it.
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WHAT IS CHRONIC STRESS?

When a person has been experiencing stress for a long period of time, this stress becomes chronic or severe. This stress affects the body to the extent that the body can no longer activate relaxation response. Our bodies are capable of tolerating acute stress which is short-term. Certain stressors which affect the body with high intensity or frequency are called chronic stressors. They damage the body directly or indirectly. Chronic stress puts the pressure on the body for a long period of time; this is why it can easily cause illness.

WHAT CAUSES CHRONIC STRESS?

  • Financial issues
  • Work issues
  • Difficult relationships/marriages

Difficult relationships

  • Loneliness

There are many other causes which differ from person to person. Any situation that leaves an individual in a state of pro-longed stress can cause chronic stress. The above causes are common causes experienced by a lot of people.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?

  • Irritability
  • Severe headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Difficulty in focusing
  • Low self-esteem
  • Change in appetite
  • Frequent illness or infections
  • Digestive problems
  • Disorganized thoughts
  • Chronic pain

Chronic Pain

  • Excessive sweating
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Depression & Anxiety

HOW TO CONTROL CHRONIC STRESS?

  • Relaxation techniques – Try doing yoga, meditate or get a massage. This will relax your body and mind.
  • Hobbies – Take time out for your hobbies. This will make you happy.
  • Eat healthy – Eating the right food will keep your body healthy and mind fresh.

Get a massage

  • Sleep – Improve your sleep quality. Complete your sleep every day.
  • Exercise – Exercise daily to keep your mind fresh and body fit.
  • Professional help – If your stress is taking over your body, visit a doctor before it gets worse.

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