Stress is physical and emotional discomfort that occurs because of pressure from outside or inside. Everyone has a little stress, it is normal in humans, but much stress poses serious health problems.

stress symptoms

Stress affects not only the mind but also affects the body, we must not forget that people are a unity of body, mind and spirit, if one of them fails, the rest will too. Within the mental symptoms can include: poor concentration, insomnia, sadness, depression, irritability, tension, fatigue excessive concern, among others.

  • Those manifested in the body are:
  • Dry mouth
  • Increased heart rate
  • Sweat on palms
  • Back pain
  • Upset stomach
  • Frequent urination
  • Muscle tension
  • Contractures
  • Muscle pain
  • Dizziness
  • Trouble breathing

Parallel to this, which are common symptoms of stress; it is noteworthy that there are different types of stress which cause various complications and symptoms.

Types of stress

Acute stress: stress is common to all, and appears for pressures and demands of recent or in the near future. In general, when only given in small doses, but when excessive can lead to health problems.


  • Tension and muscle contractions
  • Back pain
  • Digestive problems
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Acidity
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux
  • Hypertension
  • Increased heart rate
  • Headaches
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Sweaty hands
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Dizziness

Episodic acute stress, it happens to people who suffer acute stress frequently, who have a lot of work, commitments and obligations. Sufferers are always nervous, irritable and anxious.

In general people are very competitive and impatient, but at the same time extremely unsafe.

It also occurs in people who tend to have excessive concerns over time, always think of bad things can happen to them or their loved ones. They are always tense and anxious, with tendency to depression.


  • Headaches, muscle tension
  • Migraines
  • Hypertension
  • Chest pain
  • Heart disease

Chronic stress occurs when a person spends much time in a stressful situation. The person has no way out of the situation that is unpleasant, but sometimes stress the reason lies in the traumatic experiences of childhood. Chronic stress is very severe, can lead to violence, heart attacks, suicide and cancer.

Physical problems brought about by the stress:

  • Headaches
  • Back pain, shoulder and neck
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Hypertension
  • Migraines
  • Heart problems
  • Colitis
  • Abdominal pain
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Ulcers
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Infections
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Lupus
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Cancer