Physical symptoms

  • Changes in bowel habits- constipation or diarrhoea
  • Fainting
  • Muscle aches
  • Disturbed sleep pattern
  • Lack of sexual libido
  • Pains in the chest
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Sweating
  • Pins and needles
  • Dizziness and tiredness
  • Biting nails
  • Muscle spasms and cramps

Many people suffer from a combination of symptoms, which may cause them to feel more frustrated with themselves; this causes increased stress and makes it even more difficult for the individual to cope with stress. Over a period of time, the symptoms of stress may contribute to hypertension (high blood pressure) which is linked to heart attacks and strokes.

Should I see my GP?

Many people will be able to cope with the symptoms of stress but others will struggle to deal with the situation; it may subsequently be useful for them to see their GP. A GP can advise ways to deal with stress as well as checking a person’s general health; usually stress can be diagnosed by simply chatting with a patient but in some cases, the doctor may carry out blood or urine tests and checking blood pressure.

Guide to Mental Health

Mental Health Intro

Depression

Stress

Physical-symptoms

Preventing-stress

Psychological-symptoms

Self-help-techniques

Symptoms-of-stress

Treating-stress

Migraines

Brain and nerve