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Stress Management

stressedStress seems to be part of everyday life it is a commonly used word to describe how we feel. Stress can sometimes help us as it can bring out the best in our performance and keeps us alert. However too much stress can lead to more profound situations resulting in an inability to cope with many different situations including our work life, home life and recreational time.

Our ambitions, lifestyles and personal situations can contribute to stress, many people use the phrase "burnout" to describe the level of stress that they have been under and this can occur from working too long in a high pressured job or environment.

Symptoms of stress

The chemical responses that are released by the body as a result of too much stress can cause different physical and psychological symptoms:

Physical Symptoms

  • Chest pains
  • Constipation or diarrhoea
  • Sweating
  • Changes in sleeping patterns
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Muscle aches
  • Sexual difficulties


  • Feeling depressed
  • Low mood
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Changes in sleeping patterns
  • Changes in appetite
  • Crying spells
  • Feeling constantly tired

Too much stress can lead to developing high blood pressure which can lead to heart attacks and stroke. Tackling your stress is important. For some people in high pressured jobs it is often seen as feeling stressed goes with the territory and people sometimes feel they cannot take time off to deal with their stress levels.


Anxiety, Addictions, Bi polar disorder, Depression, Eating Disorders, Obesity, Stress, Women’s mental health

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