What are the effects of mental stress on our body?
We all face stress at some point in our lives, be it work, a loved one’s illness or financial hardship at home.
In fact, even the smallest things or choices in everyday life can have a far greater impact on our mood than we anticipate.
According to a recent study, 50% of US citizens are experiencing moderate to severe stress (Pakistani citizens will not be behind in this regard, but no official figures are available).
But know that not all stresses are harmful, and it can also help you become more aware and focused on the environment around you.
That is, in some cases stress can also help you get more done by strengthening yourself.
Every year October 10 is celebrated as the World Mental Health Day, and on this occasion it is important to know how and to what extent mental stress can have positive or negative effects on the body as well as the brain.
What Causes Stress?
Stress can be different for everyone, whatever may be causing you stress is nothing for your friend.
But we all react to stress in the same way, because stress is the way your body responds to stress or difficult situations.
It can cause hormones, respiratory, blood vessels, and nervous system changes, for example stress can accelerate heart rate, flush out breathing, sweat, but with it there is a lack of physical energy. Also provides a wave.
This is called the body’s flight or flight response, and through this chemical reaction the body prepares for a physiological response because it feels like it is under attack.
Similar tensions helped the human ancestors to move forward in difficult times.
Many times you find yourself feeling stressed for a while, usually not needing to worry. For example, when you have to work on a project or address in front of people, you may at times feel a thunderstorm in your stomach and sweat on the palms.
It is considered a positive stressor that lasts a very short time and is a means to help the body get through difficult situations.
But sometimes negative emotions can be overwhelming, as if you are anxious, angry, scared or irritable, this kind of stress is not good for you and can lead to serious problems on a long-term basis.
As noted above, the effects of stress can vary from person to person, but a number of causes of stress can have negative effects such as abuse or humiliation by someone, excessive labor, job loss, married life problems. , Separation from spouses, death in the family, difficulties in educational institutions, family problems, engagements and more recently moving.
If you allow your stress to last for long periods of time, it can have devastating effects on physical, mental and emotional health, especially when it becomes chronic. Awareness of the chronic symptoms of chronic stress needs to be avoided.
The following are the physical symptoms:
Reduction in physical energy
Chest discomfort and increased heartbeat
Difficulty sleeping, or too much sleep
Trouble or suppress files
Coughing, ringing in the ears, feeling of cold or sweating in the hands and feet
Dry mouth and difficulty in swallowing
Changes in marital relations
Its mental symptoms are:
The feeling that you can’t do anything right
Changing the mood
Life seems aimless
Depression or depression
A great feeling of tension
Many times it feels like you have a lot of stress, if you feel you can no longer control it, you should consider consulting a specialist.
If there are more visits to a doctor, talk to him or her so that they can help you determine what you are experiencing is a stress disorder or a mental disorder.
The doctor may also refer a mental health specialist or suggest a name.
The following are the symptoms of extreme stress:
Attacks of mental anxiety or fear
Be worried all the time
Feeling of constant pressure all the time
Use of drugs to cope with stress
Too much food
Regardless of family and friends
If your stress has reached the point that you are thinking of harming yourself or someone else, seek immediate medical attention.
How Does Mental Stress Affect?
Persistent depression can lead to headaches, hypertension, heart diseases, diabetes, skin diseases, asthma, joint pain, depression and anxiety.