What is Stress?
Symptoms of Stress
What are the causes of Stress?

What is Stress?

Stress is something that we all experience from time to time. It happens when we feel that we are unable to cope with events in our lives. What is enough to stress one person out may not even bother the next person. People generally find personal ways of coping with stress and these methods differ from person to person.

Too much stress can can be detrimental to ones health so when a person is under a large amount of stress it is important that they find appropriate ways to cope with it. Short term effects of a lot of stress can include things like having a dry mouth, headaches, feeling irritable, sweating more than usual, trouble sleeping or angry outbursts. Long term effects of undue stress include serious issues like high blood pressure, stomach ulcers, migraines and even a higher risk of stroke or heart disease


Symptoms of Stress

When feeling stressed there are a number of symptoms that you can experience and these can be either emotional or physical.

Emotional Symptoms

  • Feeling anxious
  • Feeling down or low
  • Easily feeling irritated

Physical Symptoms

  • Sweating
  • Headache
  • Upset Stomach
  • Tense muscles
  • Dry mouth
  • Tiredness


What are the causes of Stress?

Many things that happen in our daily lives can contribute to ones stress levels. Major changes in a persons life can often cause stress for a period of time while the individual learns to cope with the change. Some common causes of stress include:

  • Debt
  • Relationship problems
  • Problems at work
  • Health problems
  • Death of a family member or close friend
  • Unemployment
  • Demands from other people in your life