Some common symptoms:
Physical: Stress can cause headaches, muscle tension or pain, chest pain, fatigue, upset stomach or sleep problems.
Psychological: There may be increased anxiety, restlessness, lack of motivation or focus, a feeling of being overwhelmed, irritable, angry, sad or depressed.
How to manage symptoms:
- Eat a healthy diet
- Exercise regularly
- Get plenty of sleep
- Seek professional counseling if needed
- Practice relaxation techniques such as yoga, deep breathing, getting a massage, or learning to meditate
- Take time for hobbies you enjoy, such as reading a book, listening to music, or volunteering
View CHS's Executive Vice President & System Chief Medical Officer Patrick O'Shaughnessy, DO, discuss the importance of managing stress:
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