We have all been through a stressful situation at some point, sometimes things become difficult to endure. These situations surpass us and we do not know how to cope. The situation can last for a short or extended time. And the latter is where the problem comes in. What do we do? We have two options: fight or flight. Our body is a part of all of this, but if we do not come up with solutions it can lead us to suffer from certain diseases. In moments like this, it is complicated to manage our emotions. We find ourselves in a situation of constant struggle, with the need to understand what is happening to us and without having answers that makes us see easily. Stress calls for fear, sadness, and anxiety. This is a cocktail of very strong sensations that become worrisome and affect our health in a negative way.
What does my body say when faced with a stressful situation?
In the situation described above, the body prepares for it and can articulate itself in the following ways:
- Muscle tension and stiffness in the jaw
- Stomach ache
- Changes in weight
- Irritability or apathy
- Absence of sexual desire
- Memory problems
What happens if stress becomes chronic?
The fact that we do not necessarily have tools to act in difficult situations makes our body produce these changes:
- High tension
- Changes in the skin, acne, eczema
- Anxiety and depression
- Increased risk of heart attack
- Muscle contractions and bruxism
It is very important to detect this situation. It is necessary to act immediately to prevent them from becoming chronic diseases.
You can help yourself with the following:
- Balanced diet and regular exercise. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, tobacco and other toxins.
- Practice relaxation techniques, such as yoga.
- Look for moments to enjoy yourself and to enjoy with others.
If you feel that it is difficult for you to reach your goals and get rid of stress, consult a professional so that you can control stressful situations.
*Content validated by the mediQuo medical team.