10 signs you are going through dangerous levels of stress

10 signs you are going through dangerous levels of stress

Life can be pretty stressful and sometimes, we might be unable to differentiate between harmless stress and the kind that can hurt our bodies.

 If you are experiencing these symptoms below, it might mean you are reaching a dangerous level of stress and you need to be checked out.

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1. Your heart

Sometimes, when you are too stressed out, you can experience palpitations (your heart skipping a bit) as your body tries to navigate through the situation.

2. Lack of focus

Have you found yourself experiencing difficulty in concentration? You might find that you are unable to keep up with a TV story or a book. This can indicate problematic stress levels.

3. Restlessness

You might find that you are unable to sit still. This means your stress levels need to be addressed.

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4. No libido

Losing interest in sex when you once had a high sex drive can be a consequence of extreme stress.

5. Stomach upset

Your stomach and brain have a connection so if your mind is stress, you can find yourself dealing with things like stomach pain, constipation and diarrhea.

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6. Insomnia

Having difficulty sleeping or staying asleep can be a sign of long-term stress.

7. Voice changes

A lot of stressed-out people experience loss of voice due to irregular breathing patterns.

8. Short temper

You are more liable to be irritable and snap easily. This can cause arguments among those close to you.

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9. Choking feeling

You might find yourself feeling overwhelmed and as if the world is closing in on you, making you feel choked.

10. Common cold

A high level of stress can dampen your immune system making things like common cold and infection more frequent.

If you experience all or most of the symptoms above, you might want to look into ways to relieve stress and feel more relaxed. How do you deal with stress?

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