Stressing the Not So Obvious

The word stress is typically described as pressure and the idea is that you look at the external or internal (or both) circumstances of your life and detect what aspects are leading to your being all stressed out.  Frequently individuals may point the finger at work, financial pressures, marriage, children, family of origin or living next door to the neighbour from hell.  There are some people who don’t even look that far and what they attempt to do is find orthodox medical or alternative means of reducing the stress symptoms.  The more common symptoms people focus on are tension headaches, migraine, back pain, chest pain, increased heart rate, high blood pressure, dizziness, excessive perspiration, dryness of the mouth, insomnia, trembling, depression, fatigue and nervousness.  Possible remedies pursued are drug taking, meditation, relaxation exercises, time-management.

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