How stress can affect your health

We all experience stress at some point in our lives and when we do it’s easy to recognise the common symptoms – headaches, fatigue, restlessness and feeling overwhelmed. However, there are a lot of other symptoms that are not as common and could go unnoticed. In this blog post, we will look at three effects that too much stress can have on your body and what you can do to manage your stress levels.

Problems in the bedroom

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If you’re having problems in the bedroom, it could be down to stress. If your mood is low then it will impact your desire to be intimate with your partner. For example, a common problem among men is erectile dysfunction (ED), and there are several reasons why this can happen, including excessive stress and anxiety, affecting your physical and psychological well-being. Treatments for ED are available from your GP or online pharmacies such as LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor.

Skin-allergy flare up

Being stressed and anxious can affect your immune system which can lead to a skin-related allergy. When you feel extremely stressed you are likely to experience a skin condition such as hives and eczema rashes. By practicing meditation and deep breathing techniques daily, you can reduce your stress levels. If you have any concern about a skin condition, speak to your GP.

Twitching eyes

Eye twitches are associated with stress and anxiety and are sometimes referred to as myokymia. If you are being kept awake at night by your worries, then this will start to take its toll on your eyes. You can keep your twitch under control by holding a cold compress on your eye and by ensuring you get plenty of sleep. A twitch will usually go on its own but see your GP if it lasts more than 2 weeks.

How to relieve stress

Stress can’t always be prevented, but there are quite a few things you can do to manage it. Take some regular exercise, get plenty of sleep and make sure you eat a healthy, balanced diet. Make time for your interests and hobbies and share your problems with family and friends. By taking these steps to manage your stress, it will have many benefits on your overall health.

It’s important to speak up about health concerns so if you are struggling to manage your stress and it starts to affect your mental and psychical health, seek help from a medical professional.

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