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Stress

What is Stress?

The response of the human body to pressure is called stress. Stress occurs due to various situations that we experience in our daily lives. This is caused when we go through situations that make us feel anger, frustration, or nervousness. Stress often makes your blood pressure rise, heartbeats increase and muscles tighten.

The meaning of stress may vary from person to person. Stress isn’t totally bad. When small amounts of stress are experienced they help you work better. The real problem arises when this stress stays for long durations. Our bodies can handle small doses of stress but not chronic and long-term stress.

Symptoms of Stress

Stress affects the emotional, behavioral, and physical aspects of your life. Different people handle stress differently so the symptoms are not always the same. But they can be similar. Here are few similar stress symptoms according to their categories.

The emotional stress symptoms include:

  • Getting angered or frustrated easily
  • Feeling out of control
  • Unable to relax
  • Socially isolating yourself
The physical stress symptoms include :

  • Having less energy
  • Frequent headaches
  • Diarrhea, constipation, nausea
  • Chest pain
  • Insomnia
  • Cold or sweaty hands and feet

Types of Stress

Some of the different types of stress are mentioned and explained below.

PTSD

A traumatic episode or event triggers post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The person may have experienced or seen an event that causes this disorder. This mental illness is usually found to affect the individual when they fail to recover and believe the traumatic event that they experienced.

Symptoms of PTSD are seen within three months of the event, although at times, they are seen after many years. People suffering from this disorder might have flashbacks and relive those memories again. They may even avoid people and places that remind them of the event. They may even become very alert and might get startled easily.

Work-Related Stress

Long working hours, heavy workload, and conflicts with co-workers cause this kind of stress. It is frequently seen in employees working for companies. The companies should make policies and programs which work towards reducing such stress.

Symptoms of this type of stress are a drop in performance in work, depression, anxiety, and difficulty in sleeping.

Stress in Children

Stress can develop in children when they have to adapt to something or change how they live. It develops sometimes due to positive changes, like starting a new activity or picking up a new hobby. But in most cases, stress develops in children because of negative changes, like death in the family or illness.

Just because children have nothing to worry about and hence cannot develop stress is a misconception. Children tend to suffer from stress very often before their exams or their results as well. The parents should try to reduce such stress and comfort the children. Effective communication can help you understand if your children are suffering from stress.

Alternative Therapies for Stress

The human body develops tolerance towards medicinal drugs over time, so the dosage has to be increased. Large doses of such medicines over a long period may be harmful to health.

Alternative therapy aims to help people deal with stress by achieving healing and betterment without the intake of the clinical drug. Living with this mental illness can be difficult, so getting non drug remedies for stress can improve life for those suffering from it.

But how long do you want to be dependent on clinical drugs to help you? Here are some ways to overcome stress without medicine offered by us-

Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is also known as guided hypnosis, which creates a state of intense focus to achieve a heightened sense of consciousness.

Hypnotherapy fixes the dropped concentration levels and the low productivity by consciously changing how you handle stress. This stress treatment makes you more alert and mindful, which helps to find better ways to deal with stress.

Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness meditation is one of the most effective meditation techniques. It has two main parts: the first part comprises attention and the second part consists of acceptance.

The attention bit is about thinking of your past experiences to focus on everything happening in the present. It involves directing your awareness to your breath, your thoughts, the physical responses in your body, and the feelings you are experiencing. The acceptance part requires observing those feelings and sensations without judgment. Instead of responding or reacting to those thoughts or feelings, you aim to understand them and let them go.

It helps you to gain absolute control over your mind and body and make the mind work for you in the real sense. It helps to stop the thought process which causes chronic stress.

Sea Mindfulness Meditation

What can be better than meditating to reduce stress and enhance your cognitive abilities? Meditating on the seashore while listening to the soothing sound of waves splashing when they hit the shore. The cold sea breeze brushes off all the stress you have. The environment is conducive for healing not only mentally but also physically. Different techniques of meditation are used in this therapy on the beach to make you feel better.

This therapy helps establish control over the body, the mind, and the heart. It puts a stop to the thought chain which causes stress and relieves you from all other physical pain too.

FAQs

What causes Stress?
Stress can be caused due to many things in everyday life. Chronic health diseases, relationship problems, family problems, or being unhappy with your work can also cause stress
What are the ill effects of medication used to relieve stress?
Consumption of such medicines may cause drowsiness and clumsiness even when consumed in low dosages, the ill-effects increase when the dosage is increased. When these medicines get consumed irresponsibly, they can even lead to death.
Who can get affected by stress?
Anyone can get affected by stress. Stress is experienced by everyone at least once in their lifetime. How people cope with stress differs. Hence, there are various ways to treat many different types of stress.
Can stress cause weight loss?
Yes, It can cause weight loss as it affects your eating habits. It can make you crave food or make you not want to eat anything.
Can alternate therapy be used to treat stress?
Yes, alternate therapy can be very effective for treating stress without drugs.
Dealing with stress can be difficult, and it can disrupt your daily life. Here, at Manpravah, we truly understand this and believe that there are multiple ways to treat this disorder. Hence, we offer multiple therapies at our clinics. If you need guidance, feel free to reach out to us at Manpravah. We offer treatment in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Vashi, and Bangalore.