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Symptoms of Stress

Symptoms of Stress: Introduction

The immediate symptoms of stress include increased heart rate (tachycardia), high blood pressure (hypertension) and dilated pupils. Short-term acute stress can actually help a person to react more quickly, think more clearly, and be more attentive and productive.

However, ongoing stress or chronic stress can overwhelm the body and result in poor concentration, fatigue, poor memory, and difficulty sleeping. This can result in psychological problems, such as anxiety, depression, anger, poor self esteem, and hostility.

The effects stress can also lead to physical symptoms, such as headaches, insomnia, muscle pain, indigestion, abdominal pain, and muscle tightness.

The ongoing effect of chronic stress on the blood vessels of the body can damage them and contribute to the risk of developing serious diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and heart disease. This can result in such symptoms as chest pain, angina, and shortness of breath. Rarely, extremely intense stress can result in a serious condition called stress-induced cardiomyopathy.

Stress also raises blood sugar levels, and the ongoing effect of chronic stress can lead to insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes....more about Stress »

Symptoms of Stress

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Stress includes the 28 symptoms listed below:

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Stress: Symptom Assessment Questionnaires

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Stress: Complications

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Stress: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Stress?

The list of other diseases or medical conditions that may be on the differential diagnosis list of alternative diagnoses for Stress includes:

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Article Excerpts About Symptoms of Stress:

Stress can take on many different forms, and can contribute to symptoms of illness. Common symptoms include headache, sleep disorders, difficulty concentrating, short-temper, upset stomach, job dissatisfaction, low morale, depression, and anxiety. (Source: excerpt from Stress: NWHIC)

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Stress. This signs and symptoms information for Stress has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Stress signs or Stress symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Stress may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Stress symptoms.


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