The present day life style is such that stress and fatigue has become an everyday affair. No matter how healthy you eat, how much you exercise, you cannot keep stress and fatigue at bay. At the most you can minimize the side effects of stress. The ever increasing work pressure, the desire to be ahead of everyone, the everyday politics – all have successfully contributed to an ever increasing sense of dismay and dissatisfaction. No matter whatever you achieve, you cannot remain happy. Something is always missing in your life. To fight this menace, it is imperative that you have a clear understanding of what is ruining your mental and physical well-being.

Symptoms of stress

The most common symptoms of stress include anxiety, frustration, anger, irritability and loss of mental balance. At last you end up feeling dissatisfied with life even for a very small reason. When you unnecessarily start comparing with others by being submerging yourself into unending desires only to prove yourself, you may end up in depression.

Once the suicidal tendencies creep in, your situation will gradually deteriorate. Medicines will prove not very helpful and the situation fails to improve irrespective of rigorous counselling as well. Constant bouts of headaches and migraines will become a regular affair.  This signals the deterioration of mental and physical health.

If not depression, you will suffer from constant bouts of migraine attacks. Headaches at irregular times will become a daily affair. This is not a good sign at all. The effects of stress gradually manifest and if not controlled may end up in a full-blown depression. Some of the signs and symptoms that are associated with stress and depression include:

  • Arthritis or joint pains
  • Anxiety disorder – feeling unsure of everything
  • Anger or irritation
  • Asthma – irregular breathing bouts
  • Diabetes – insulin problem
  • Chest Pain – cardiac issues
  • Cancer
  • Cold/flu
  • Dizziness
  • Eating disorders – overeating or under eating
  • Hair loss
  • Exhaustion
  • High BP
  • Hormonal changes
  • Immune system disorder
  • Memory loss
  • Mood swings
  • Menstrual irregularity
  • Sexual dissatisfaction
  • infertility
  • Muscle pains and aches
  • Insomnia
  • Stomach disorder
  • Swallowing difficulty

Many of us ignore stress and fatigue on the ground that it will get over with the passage of time. But, this does not happen and insomnia and weight loss/gain become a regular affair. It becomes difficult to tackle the issue and overcome it.

Lack of awareness and societal rejection prevents individuals from coming out in the open and accepting that they are suffering from stress. Depression when treated at the right time can be cured immediately. Instead of feeling ashamed or shy and avoiding it, have a heart to heart discussion with your medical professional. Follow all the suggestions recommended. If he or she suggests counselling, go for it. Complete all the sessions to notice the difference.

Exercise regularly. When you exercise on a daily basis, your body flushes out the harmful toxins. Moreover, endorphins are released. These are feel good hormones. They make you feel good about yourself. To ensure that you remain fit and active at all the times, exercise on a daily basis. You can enroll in a gym or go for brisk walking. Yoga and meditation are good ways to fight stress and improve your physical well-being and fitness levels.