Monday, October 26, 2015

The Effects of stress on the human body and mind

There are so many effects of stress on the body and on the mind. I live a life full of stress as many of us do today.
 I was diagnosed at a young age with anxiety disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. I live with this everyday of my life. Stress is active with me even when I am not under times of a load of stress. I can create my own stress on my own.
Stress has done a lot to my body and to my mind as well. I suffer from panic attacks. There is no telling when one will come. Sometimes they come out of the blue for no reason at all.
When I become stressed by body sometimes has a feeling of numbness and tingling. I had many tests done when this numbness started occurring because I was a little worried. The only thing the doctors could come up with was that it was due to stress.
 I also suffer from Uticaria. For those of you who do not know what Uticara is it is an allergic reaction to stress. yes, I know it sounds crazy but it is real. For those who are allergic to bees we know what it does to ones body. We swell, its hard to breathe and we become itchy and covered in hives. Uticaria does the same exact thing. It is an allergic reaction not many people have heard of because it is not as common.
 Stress plays with my mind and mood as well. I often find myself becoming angry and agitated more quickly when under stress. I also become more impatient and less likely to want to carry on conversation. During periods of high stress I tend to like to be myself.
Stress messes with people's lives so much and there is so many different things stress can do to one's body and mind. I have given examples in my own personal life but here are a few other effects that stress has on other people's bodies and minds.
Web Md tells us these facts about stress:
  • Forty-three percent of all adults suffer adverse health effects from stress.(WebMD)
  • Seventy-five percent to 90% of all doctor's office visits are for stress-related ailments and complaints(WebMD)

  • Web md goes on to tell us the symptoms of stress which are both physical and emotional

    Emotional symptoms of stress include:(WebMD)
    • Becoming easily agitated, frustrated, and moody
    • Feeling overwhelmed, like you are losing control or need to take control
    • Having difficulty relaxing and quieting your mind
    • Feeling bad about yourself (low self-esteem), lonely, worthless, and depressed
    • Avoiding others
    Physical symptoms of stress include:(WebMD)
    WebMD, The Effects of Stress on Your Body. Retrieved from

    WebMD, Stress Symptoms. Retrieved from