Symptoms of Stress

Stress is the reaction of body to harmful conditions or situations, whether they are real or perceived. Effect of stress on people vary person to person. In this article I will tell you almost all symptoms of stress.
Symptoms of Stress
Symptoms of Stress

Physical Symptoms of Stress

  • Insomnia
  • Frequent colds and infections
  • Nervousness and shaking, ringing in the ear
  • Cold or sweaty hands and feet
  • Excess sweating
  • Low energy
  • Headaches
  • Upset stomach, including diarrhoea, constipation and nausea
  • Aches, pains, and tense muscles
  • Chest pain and rapid heartbeat
  • Chest pain, rapid heartbeat
  • Loss of sex drive
  • Frequent colds

Emotional Symptoms of Stress

  • Agitation, inability to relax
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Sense of loneliness and isolation
  • Depression or general unhappiness
  • Moodiness
  • Irritability or short temper

Behavioral Symptoms


  • Isolating yourself from others
  • Procrastinating or neglecting responsibilities
  • Using alcohol, cigarettes, or drugs to relax
  • Nervous habits (e.g. nail biting)
  • Eating more or less
  • Sleeping too much or too little

Cognitive Symptoms

  • Inability to concentrate
  • Poor judgment
  • Seeing only the negative
  • Anxious or racing thoughts
  • Constant worrying
  • Memory problems
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