High levels of stress can cause physical symptoms in the body. Physical signs of stress can show up differently for different people. Some common signs of being over stressed are:
- Increased heart rate
- Increased blood pressure
- Rapid breathing
- Shortness of breath
- Muscle tension
Over time symptoms such as mild fever, common cold, stomach issues, depression, headaches/ migraines, allergies and asthma, obesity, heart disease, and aches/pain can develop due to a weakened immune system. Stress can cause inflammation in the body, producing physical signs that the body is not healthy. Allergies and asthma symptoms can increase with stress by increasing histamine in the body. High cortisol levels, along with other factors mentioned, collectively can cause weight gain & prevent weight loss. Long term high blood pressure, along with cholesterol, can increase heart disease. Stress can cause muscle tension that make you feel like you have aches and pain all over.
Secret: Being overly stress for long periods of time can cause physical illness. Stress is the body’s reaction to actual or perceived threats. There was a study done that showed that 60% to 80% of doctors visits could be stress related.