Must Read: 9 Signs That A Person is Over-Stressed

Oct 02, 2017 by apost team

Under a lot of stress lately? Chances are you might be and not even realize it simply because you are too close to the activity. Individuals under stress work under an imbalanced manner and stress can have a whole host of negative effects on health. Because stress weakens the entire immune system, there are a whole host of side effects which you might be shocked to learn are simply from stress. Here are nine of them.

1. Loss of Hair. 
Although finding an exact cause for hair loss can be difficult, going through a stressful time period has been scientifically proven to cause it. Suffering from extreme physical stress can change you in dramatic physiological ways. Stress can cause your hair to go into a "resting" phase, which makes it much easier to fall out! 

2. Your Patience For Others is Consistently Wearing Thin. 
If you are easily irritated, intolerant, or exasperated, it could be that you are getting extremely drained from some stressful situations that are going on in your life. If you are short with your friends, family and co-workers, it might be time for you to take a breather and de-stress. 

3. Obsessing About Your Job. 
If you are constantly thinking about your finances, work or work responsibilities. you can get incredibly drained in a hurry. Yes, your work is important, but you need to keep the right balance for everything to run in a cohesive, logical manner. 

4. Loss of Libido. 
Another sign of stress would be a loss of libido. If you just have no interest in sex with you partner, it is a very real possibility your stress level is at an unhealthy level. Stress can actually block the hormone levels that make you respond to sexual stimuli, so the next time your partner brings this up you might look into this possibility. 

5. Fidgety Behavior 
When you are under a lot of stress you will eventually become agitated, anxious and not at peace with yourself. You have to take a rapid solution to the problem or your stress will only remain unresolved and will eventually start compounding. You need to face your problems head-on and find a resolution in order to ease your troubled mind. 

6. Unusual Pain in the Body. 
Another sign of too much stress would be an unusual amount of pain in the body. Excessive stress can lead to chest pains, stomach issues, ulcers, tense muscles, diarrhea and even heart palpitations. If you have these kinds of signs and have been under a lot of stress lately, it is probably time to see your doctor.

7. Sleeping Issues 
Sometimes your sleeping patterns can be abruptly changed. You either sleep too little or you sleep excessively because of exhaustion. This might call for a lifestyle change, because our sleeping patterns are often one of the first areas that can be affected by a stressful lifestyle. If stress is affecting your sleep, then it might be time to adopt some relaxation methods, including yoga, exercise and a healthier diet.

8. Weight Fluctuations 
Another red flag that a person could be over-stressed would be if they have major fluctuations in their weight. If you are under high stress, it could potentially slow down your metabolism and lead to weight gain. Alternately, it could cause you to lose your appetite and lead to weight loss. 

9. Mood Swings
Finally, you could have mood swings because of high stressors in your life. This would include major mood swings because of an influx of stress hormones. Indeed, unresolved stress can lead to mental health issues if it is not appropriately dealt with. 

We hope this article has given you some insight on how stress can cause a deleterious effect on your life. It truly behooves you to figure out appropriate ways to deal with your stress and to find a meaningful balance in your life.

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