Listen to your body. Maybe you should take a break.
Constant stress is a way of life of an average person, and this will not surprise anyone. But there are some unusual symptoms that accompany the stress state that is quite familiar to us. If you find at least three symptoms — you should go on vacation.
- Hair loss and gray hair
Stress can cause a temporary condition that stops the growth of hair follicles. This makes the hair strands fall out more easily. In addition, chronic stress contributes to the loss of pigment in the hair. It is because of this that people at a young age have gray hair.
- Increased sensitivity to pain
It is known that a feeling of fatigue and stress is often accompanied by pain in the head, back, and neck. But scientists have found that this condition may be accompanied by a decrease in “tolerance” to other types of pain. For example, a study of a group of children with constant abdominal pain showed that the presence of an irritant that causes stress makes them feel more acute and unpleasant sensations.
Sweating is a normal process unless it is excessive. However, some people begin to abruptly heat up under stress. Surely you know the state before the exam or at the moment when you see a person you care about. This is nothing more than stress.
- Lump in throat
The so-called lump in the throat is a spasm of the esophagus, which makes it harder for a person to swallow. In stressful situations, this can happen to everyone.
- Excessive sense of smell and ringing in the ears
Sounds and smells are closely related to our emotional state. Therefore, for many, severe stress can lead to an exacerbation of smell. And some people may hear ringing, buzzing, and chirping in their ears.
- Flatulence and bloating
A certain connection between the intestines and the brain that occurs during stress can sometimes lead to an imbalance in the intestinal flora. And this, in turn, causes bloating or flatulence.
What is important, scientists do not always understand why people have such different reactions to the same stimuli. However, remember that mild stress does not have much effect on your condition. If you have the symptoms described above, then this is already a chronic condition that needs to be addressed.
“Acute stress, as a rule, does not affect health. Such symptoms are activation of chronic stress when people do not return to their original state of rest and recovery”.
Sharon Bergquist, MD, associate professor at Emory University School of Medicine
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