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Prolonged stress makes you ill and can even kill you!

Job stress can affect your professional and personal relationships, your livelihood, your mental and emotional health and can cause and exacerbate health issues like:

▪ Emotional issues: Becoming easily agitated, frustrated and moody
▪ Physical pain: Headaches, back ache and other symptoms of pain can be manifestations of stress
▪ Skin problems: For some people skin disorders and acne are stress related clues
▪ Digestive issues: Diarrhea and Constipation seem unlikely symptoms but the data tells us different.
▪ Sleep problems: Can’t sleep? Could there be too much on your mind?
▪ Depression & anxiety: Prolonged periods of unexplained sadness or being overtly nervous could be a sure sign of stress
▪ Obesity: Yes stress can make you fat! Some people eat more when they are stressed.
▪ Autoimmune disorders: Stress can have a negative effect on our immune systems making us more susceptible to illness.
▪ Heart problems: The ultimate killer, need I say more.

Some even more interesting symptoms include;

▪ Feeling bad about yourself, low self-esteem and loneliness
▪ Avoiding others
▪ Low energy
▪ Nausea
▪ Frequent colds and infections
▪ Loss of sexual desire and/or ability
▪ Nervousness and shaking, ringing in the ear
▪ Cold or sweaty hands and feet
▪ Excess sweating
▪ Dry mouth and difficulty swallowing
▪ Clenched jaw and grinding teeth
▪ Poor judgement
▪ Being pessimistic or seeing only the negative side
▪ Increased use of alcohol, drugs or cigarettes

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