Stress Symptoms-A Comparison with Anxiety symptoms

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Sometimes it is difficult to clearly make a difference between stress symptoms and those of anxiety. This is because some of the symptoms of anxiety are also noticed in stress. Some people see stress to be one of the results of anxiety.  In fact both symptoms have similar symptoms.  If you are able to understand the signs of stress it might be easier to control or prevent anxiety.  Here is the logic:

If you are living in a condition that is causing you stress yet you do not notice it, it is quite easy to make stress a part of your life without much care and the result could be fatal. The stress symptoms and signs often give early warnings before developing and getting to other conditions like chronic anxiety.

Noticing signs of stress is very effecting in controlling them and overcoming them on time. Succeeding at the preventive level will further make it difficult for the condition to leading to anxiety.

 

If you are suffering from anxiety already, you can try to work on the symptoms in order to reduce anxiety significantly; this is what most health care providers suggest especially when you are suffering from diabetes symptoms.

Four different groups have been used to describe the symptoms of stress, they are outlined as follows:

Now let us look at the Stress symptoms first. Those symptoms have been divided into four groups as follows:

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Behavioral symptoms

  • Sleeping disorders: sleeping too much or sleeping too little or side effects of ambien.
  • Irregular eating habit; shown by eating excessively or little too small
  • Seclusion from others
  • Neglect of responsibilities
  • Excessive use of alcohol and cigarettes
  • Use of drugs and other stimulants for relaxations
  • Nervous habits such as pacing, nail biting and so on

Physical symptoms:

  • Dizziness and nausea
  • Aches and pains
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Rapid heart beat and chest pain
  • Frequent colds
  • Loss of sex drive

Emotional symptoms

  • General unhappiness characterized by depression
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Inability to relax shown by constant agitation
  • Moodiness
  • Short temper and irritability
  • Feeling a sense of isolation and loneliness

Mental or cognitive symptoms

  • Racing of thoughts
  • Negative perception of self
  • Memory problems
  • Lack of concentration on tasks
  • Poor sense of judgment
  • Assuming things to be in the negative point of view
  • Worrying constantly

In comparison, the following are the symptoms of anxiety

  • Palpitations which is seen in hard heart beat and pounding or fast beat of the heart
  • Perspiration characterized with unusual sweating
  • Shaking or trembling
  • Breathlessness which is noticed in breathing difficulty or shortness of breath
  • Sharp chest pains or discomfort in the chest area
  • Abdominal discomfort characterized by stomach pain
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Faintness, dizziness and lightheadedness
  • Cold or hot flashes

For a side by side comparison, the following are the physical symptoms of stress

  • Frequent colds
  • Dizziness and nausea
  • Aches and pains
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Rapid heartbeat or chest pain

Loss of sex drive

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