Stress is an emotional, psychological or mental strain on an individual. Every individual go through various level of stress from time to time. Onset of stress can be as a result of the loss of a loved one, having financial challenges, workloads to meet up with, Conflict between work and family roles and responsibilities, failed marriage, not meeting up with certain self-set target or goals etc.

You can tell you are stressed when you begin to have the following:

  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Depression (which can lead to frustration)
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Hair loss
  • Weight gain
  • Elevated blood rise
  • Low libido (lack of sex drive)
  • Decreased productivity at work

That unexplained constant constipation you are having may be due to stress because stress also affect the way food moves through the body leading to nausea, stomachache, vomiting or constipation

Individuals who experience constant and excessive amount of stress may be at risk of developing medical conditions such as stroke or heart attack.

Stress can be easily overcome when the cause is identified. You might not necessarily take a medication to relieve stress, we recommend that you;

Get more sleep (do not in any way induce your sleep.)

  • Exercise frequently both physical and mental exercise like learning new skills or reading a new book
  • Take up social activities, visit friends, family or go for picnic
  • Manage your time and take charge of every situation that may situations that may lead to further stress.
  • Speak to someone about your fears and feeling.

Consult a medical professional about any health concern or challenges you may be experiencing.

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