Stress effect and human health

Before it is too late. The list of the most common symptoms of stress.

50 symptoms to understand if you are stressed!

Discover the most common symptoms of stress.

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Nowadays more people state to frequently experience symptoms of stress. But because stress is a highly individualistic experience - which depends on a specific mix of determinants that trigger our stress response - symptoms can vary influencing emotions, mood and behavior.

Here below the 50 common signs of stress:
(source: American Institute of stress)

1. Frequent headaches, jaw clenching or pain 26. Insomnia, nightmares, disturbing dreams
2. Gritting, grinding teeth 27. Difficulty concentrating, racing thoughts
3. Stuttering or stammering 28. Trouble learning new information
4. Tremors, trembling of lips, hands 29. Forgetfulness, disorganization, confusion
5. Neck ache, back pain, muscle spasms 30. Difficulty in making decisions
6. Light headedness, faintness, dizziness 31. Feeling overloaded or overwhelmed
7. Ringing, buzzing or “popping sounds 32. Frequent crying spells or suicidal thoughts
8. Frequent blushing, sweating 33. Feelings of loneliness or worthlessness
9. Cold or sweaty hands, feet 34. Little interest in appearance, punctuality
10. Dry mouth, problems swallowing 35. Nervous habits, fidgeting, feet tapping
11. Frequent colds, infections, herpes sores 36. Increased frustration, irritability, edginess
12. Rashes, itching, hives, “goose bumps” 37. Overreaction to petty annoyances
13. Unexplained or frequent “allergy” attacks 38. Increased number of minor accidents
14. Heartburn, stomach pain, nausea 39. Obsessive or compulsive behavior
15. Excess belching, flatulence 40. Reduced work efficiency or productivity
16. Constipation, diarrhea, loss of control 41. Lies or excuses to cover up poor work
17. Difficulty breathing, frequent sighing 42. Rapid or mumbled speech
18. Sudden attacks of life threatening panic 43. Excessive defensiveness or suspiciousness
19. Chest pain, palpitations, rapid pulse 44. Problems in communication, sharing
20. Frequent urination 45. Social withdrawal and isolation
21. Diminished sexual desire or performance 46. Constant tiredness, weakness, fatigue
22. Excess anxiety, worry, guilt, nervousness 47. Frequent use of over-the-counter drugs
23. Increased anger, frustration, hostility 48. Weight gain or loss without diet
24. Depression, frequent or wild mood swings 49. Increased smoking, alcohol or drug use
25. Increased or decreased appetite 50. Excessive gambling or impulse buying

In addition to psychological bothers, chronic stress could be the root of many other physiological disorders that do not depend on precise factors, like blood pressure, blood sugar levels, etc. All these stress-related diseases react with the current clinical condition of the patient bringing to non-specific results different case-by-case.