Physical Effect of Stress on the body

Stress: It’s become a world pandemic – so should we just grin and bear it? It would be easy for most if we could, but when you examine the potential physical symptoms of stress on our health and wellbeing, it’s not so easy.

Stress is the response from both mind and body to any pressure that disrupts life’s normal patterns. It creates an imbalance and occurs when our perceptions of any events do not meet our expectations. This leaves you unable to manage or suppress your reaction.

An individual’s response to stress can express itself as resistance, tension, strain or frustration, all capable of throwing you off your physiological and psychological equilibrium. If your equilibrium is disturbed for a prolonged period, the stress can become disabling and create numerous health problems.

Many people attempt to cope with stress in an unhealthy way; drinking alcohol, or substance misuse, are just two quick fix remedies that invariably fail. It means many people resign themselves to thinking it’s “just the way it is” and there is nothing we can do about it.

The good news is those people are wrong: you can do something about it, and in the bargain you can increase your wellbeing and the quality of your life. Chris Burgess specialises in providing the methods means and individual techniques to eliminate your problems.

A lack of stress management has created a problem not just in the West but globally: there is now a real pandemic of stress, anxiety and depression.

Stress and the effects of stress are often misunderstood. We look at outside events as the source of stress, but stress is really caused by our internal emotional reactions to events. The stress we experience in today’s world often goes unnoticed or ignored and mostly unmanaged.

Physical Health and the Effects of Stress?

The physical signs and symptoms of stress include:

Palpitation, Chest pain, frozen shoulder, Cold clammy skin with gooseflesh, Flushing and feeling of warmth, Breathlessness, Dry mouth with difficulty in speaking and swallowing, Abdominal discomfort, Aggravation of Peptic Ulcer, Loose stools, Increased blood glucose levels, Headache, back ache and neck pain, Depletion of energy stores, Flare up of diseases like eczema, psoriasis, arthritis, Difficulty in concentrating, Memory disturbances, Sleeplessness, Decreased sexual drive, Loss of appetite, Anxiety, Depression, Outbursts of anger.

The effects of stress can be seen physically, mentally and emotionally. Research from the American Institute of Stress reveals up to 90% of all health problems are related to stress. Too much stress can contribute to and exacerbate many health problems including heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and depression and sleep disorders. Numerous studies confirm the debilitating effects of stress on our health.

So how do we relieve stress?

It’s important to understand it’s not external events or situations that do the harm; it’s how we as individuals respond to those stressful events. IN OTHER WORDS, it’s how you feel about them that determine whether you feel the negative effects of stress OR have the ability to ultimately relieve your stress.

Emotions, or feelings, have a powerful impact on the human body. Emotions like frustration, insecurity and depressing feelings are stressful, and can seriously stand in the way of you enjoying optimal health.

Positive emotions like appreciation, care, and love not only feel good, they promote health, performance and well-being.

Chris Burgess realises every individual is unique and will respond differently to the stresses of everyday life; both in the workplace and at home.

We can help with your stress related problems, “to grin (grimace) and bear it”, is not really a long term option if you wish to remain healthy.

Do something about it now by simply contacting Chris Burgess today.