Stress and women's health
Excessive stress causes illness
Stress is a part of everyday life. Although many people think negatively about stress, moderate stress drives you to meet challenges. Nonetheless, excessive stress causes an imbalance in the autonomic nervous system, inducing various troublesome mental and physical symptoms.
Common symptoms of an imbalance in the autonomic nervous system
Eye strain, teary eyes, difficulty opening eyes, eye pain, dry eyes, etc.
Headaches, heaviness in head, etc.
Feeling like there is a lump in the throat, pressure on the throat, itching throat, tightness in the throat, etc.
Ringing in the ears, dizziness, etc.
Dryness of the mouth, soreness in the mouth or sore tongue, etc.
6. Respiratory system
Difficulty breathing, choking, dyspnea, hypoxia, shortness of breath, etc.
7. Heart and vascular system
Heart palpitations, tightness in the chest, chest pains, dizziness, lightheadedness, hot flashes, chills, blood pressure fluctuations, etc.
8. Hands and arms
Numbness, pains, chills, hot flashes, paresthesia, etc.
9. Digestive system
Loss of appetite, tightness in the esophagus or stomach, feeling like there is a lump in the stomach, nausea, bloating, lower abdominal pressure, stomach discomfort, constipation, diarrhea, gas, etc.
10. Reproductive system
Irregular periods, menstrual cramps, frigidity, sexual dysfunction, vulvar itching or pains, etc.
11. Urinary system
Frequent urination, difficulty urinating, residual urine, etc.
Numbness, chills, hot flashes, pains, wobbliness, etc.
Excessive sweating, inability to sweat, cold sweats, dry skin, itchy skin, etc.
14. Muscles and joints
Stiffness in the neck and shoulders, pain in the joints or muscles , joint fatigue, weakness, etc.
15. General symptoms
Fatigue, tiring easily, dizziness, persistent low-level fever, feeling faint, hot flashes, loss of appetite, insomnia, disturbed sleep, difficulty getting up in the morning, etc.
16. Psychological symptoms
Anxiety, fear, impatience, depression, irritability, poor concentration or low motivation, lack of energy, becoming touchy, poor memory and short attention span, frequent feeling of sadness, etc.
Stress can cause irregular periods and amenorrhea
Although stress can cause various illnesses and symptoms, irregular periods and amenorrhea are the major concerns for women. Menstruation is a barometer of health in a women's body. Worrying over your job or workplace relationships can easily cause irregular periods. Please be aware that changes in your environment due to changing jobs or moving can be quite stressful.
Stress can also cause mental illness
In addition to menstrual problems, stress can cause various other symptoms including stiff shoulders/shoulder ache, lower back pain, insomnia, stomach ache, diarrhea, constipation, headaches, poor blood circulation, anorexia, and bulimia.
Excessive stress can even cause some people to develop diseases as stomach ulcers, duodenal ulcers, or irritable bowel syndrome. In addition, more people today suffer from mental illnesses such as depression. Early diagnosis and treatment are critical when it comes to depression. Take the following self-diagnosis test. If you are worried, you should consult a specialist in psychosomatic medicine or a psychiatrist as soon as you can.