by Stella 

8 Stress Symptoms We Are Not Aware Of


The following are 8 signs of stress that we might not be aware of:

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  • Easily becoming sick  

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        You have noticed that you are getting sick a lot, it is an indication that you have lowered immune system with decreased capacity to combat germs and viruses.

      These symptoms can be sneezing, a scratchy or painful throat, a runny nose, a cough, difficulty breathing, headaches, and aches and pains in the muscles.

      When our natural defense system is weakened, we are more likely than the average person to contract infections, and these illnesses may be more severe or difficult to treat.

      Furthermore, you may become easily infected or develop more serious complications such as pneumonia, ear infections, bronchitis, sinusitis, and asthma.

     Consequently as this particular study demonstrates, when we are constantly and excessively stressed, we are more likely to become ill.

  • Constant fatigue and a lack of energy

       Emotional stress can deplete our energy and erode our mental and physical health.

       You may experience lack of motivation, a sad mood, irritability and nervousness, or uncontrollable and unreasonable anger in addition to the tiredness you already feel.

       Exhaustion and fatigue are signals from your body that it is fighting a battle and needs to conserve energy by resting and sleeping.

       Consequently, if our energy suddenly drops, we may be experiencing stress, which should be thoroughly examined and treated as needed.

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  • Stomach upset (nausea and/or diarrhea)

       When this unpleasant gut wrenching sensation is not associated with rotten contaminated food or beverages, we may refer to it as "a knot in the stomach".  

       When we are stressed, our bodies release hormones to help us cope and prepare for "attack".  Additionally, these hormones tend to stop our gut motility, which over time can harm our gut functions, affect good bacteria in our intestines, and cause stomach upset and discomfort. 

       Furthermore, this article shows that our stomach and intestines are crucial for our physical health because they keep the immune system in balance by eliminating harmful pathogens.  

  • Muscle spasms and Muscle tension (tight and painful neck and shoulder area)

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Spasms happen on their own. The muscles tighten, and it takes time and therapy for them to loosen up.

Stress causes our muscles to tighten, making blood flow more difficult.

Therefore, This vicious cycle results in pain and more contractions.

Tension and pain can be felt in the jaw, forehead, temples, neck, shoulders, and lower back. If left untreated, serious injury can occur.

Furthermore, swelling, numbness, and excruciating pain may necessitate immediate medical attention.

  • Frequent headaches that do not go away with sleep or rest

Two Types Of Headaches Most Commonly Associated With Stress

  1. Tension Headache
  2. Migraine Headache

Tension headache – Pain behind the eyes, dull pain around the temples, tension and aches between the eyes, blurred vision.

Migraine headaches – throbbing pain in the face or head, seeing lights flashing or floating spots, fear of lights or sound, desire to vomit, blurred vision, and feeling dizzy and disoriented.

As a result, if the headaches begin to interfere with daily living activities, medical attention is required to receive further treatment.

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  • Skin Irritation

Itchy, flaky, red, swollen, prone to irritation, and chemically sensitive symptoms can accompany skin inflammations brought on by hormones and enzymes that are induced by stress. Scratching from irritation and scratching-induced skin damage can result in skin infections. Psoriasis, eczema, and acne are all possible.

  • Having Difficulty Remembering Commonplace Things

Our ability to concentrate and focus suffers when our bodies are under a lot of stress. Stress can affect how we approach regular tasks and how we view problems.

Our emotional and physical health can be negatively impacted by ongoing worry, fear, and anxiety. It is crucial to seek professional assistance as soon as an issue arises.

  • Mood Changes

Stress can cause unreasonable, abrupt, and uncontrollable emotional outbursts as well as feelings of anger, despair, emptiness, anxiousness, and mood swings.  

Our emotional and physical health can be negatively impacted by ongoing worry, fear, and anxiety due to stress. It is crucial to seek professional assistance as soon as an issue arises.

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About the author 


I have been working in healthcare for about 20 years. I am extremely grateful for the opportunities and the people I met along the way. My journey online started 15 years ago and is still an ongoing learning experience.

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