Physical symptoms of stress include:
- Low energy.
- Upset stomach, including diarrhea, constipation, and nausea.
- Aches, pains, and tense muscles.
- Chest pain and rapid heartbeat.
- Frequent colds and infections.
- Loss of sexual desire and/or ability.
What are 5 emotional signs of stress?
Let’s look at some of the emotional signs of stress and what you can do to reduce and manage them.
- Low sex drive.
- Memory and concentration problems.
- Compulsive behavior.
- Mood swings.
Can you be stressed without knowing it?
“It’s common for people to not realize they are stressed out,” Borenstein says. “Often people minimize the stress they are under, the affect it has, and don’t take action.” Some physical signs of stress can often be mistaken to be symptoms of some other issue. So listen closely to what your body is trying to tell you.
Can stress causes pain?
Your muscles tense up to protect themselves from injury when you’re stressed. They tend to release again once you relax, but if you’re constantly under stress, your muscles may not get the chance to relax. Tight muscles cause headaches, back and shoulder pain, and body aches.
What does chronic stress feel like?
Signs of chronic stress can include headaches, fatigue, and low self-esteem. Stress is a biological response to demanding situations. It causes the body to release hormones, such as cortisol and adrenaline. These hormones help prepare the body to take action, for example by increasing the heart and breath rates.