WHAT IS STRESS

It is a state of discomfort in the body . Symptoms that people experience during stress are actually anxiety symptoms  . If one is familiar with these symptoms of anxiety one may be able to learn how to regulate the symptoms and thereby achieve  some relief. So let’s look at how the symptoms of anxiety manifest in the body

  HOW DOES STRESS MANIFEST

The muscles  may experience tension and a person experiencing the tension   may complain of headache, backache, tightness of chest ,Dryness of throat, raised heartbeat,tingling and generalized aches and pains .

CAN STRESS PRECIPITATE PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS LIKE MIGRAINE

A person experiencing higher levels of anxiety may experience a migraine , frequency of  urination, irritable bowel symptoms, fluctuating blood pressure , blurring of vision, tunnel vision giddiness , loss of concentration, attention and blanking.

WILL STRESS AFFECT MY PRODUCTIVITY

No wonder that anyone experiencing higher levels of anxiety is likely to be less productive then a person experiencing lower bearable levels of anxiety.

It is strange that  though anxiety is very commonly experienced by people  it may be highly unrecognised and untreated because sometimes it’s been such a long  duration of experiencing anxiety that the person t h i n k s that this is just the way people normally feel .

A USEFUL VIDEO ON ANXIETY ASSESSMENT https://youtu.be/22yLR49VUeM

 It is therefore essential for us to pay attention to the symptoms of anxiety ,find out the causes and give remedy so that the person gets   relief.

CAN I OVERCOME STRESS BY MYSELF

Other than medicines which target anxiety symptoms in the body there are  multitudes of therapies which helps the person regulate his anxiety and gain control over his symptoms. The more he   is able to manage his anxiety the more confident he becomes, leading to better productivity . With practice and training , regulating anxiety in stressful situations can have wonderful long term adaptation of the body   and after a while the body itself does not respond to stressful situations in the same way as it did in the past