How Does Stress Affect a Woman’s Mind and Body?

Men and women sometimes have the tendency to act and react similarly in certain situations ,such as mental or physical stress but there are chances that women react to these particular stressful situations in rather a different way than that of men.

The brain and body of a woman is susceptible to be adversely affected by stress more than that of men’s. Women have more negotiation power than be as quick responsive in fight or flight situations as men. The  obstacle that women come across on daily basis , at work, in society and at home, increases the amount of stress.  Below are the  consequences that upsets the body mechanism as to when stress level are considerably high.

Stomach ulcers

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Stress can disrupt the stomach mechanism and digestion to such an extent that can cause stomach ulcers. Stress can lead to over eating disorder that can cause bloating, crams and heartburn.

Skin Reactions

Stress can cause skin rashes and irritation or breakouts. Pimples and acne are the main symptoms of skin reactions that are caused due to stress.

Emotional Conditions

Stress can lead to severe mood swings or mental issues. Stress often causes chronic anxiety, irritable mood and depression disorders.  High level of stress is found to affect the learning centers of the brain which can lead to memory loss.

Sleep Problems

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Sleep disorders such as insomnia or staying asleep is caused by stress. Many women suffer from sleep disorders and this compromises the productivity as a good night sleep can help reduce stress.

Difficulty Concentrating

Loosing focus, day dreaming, and not being able to concentrate on your studies or work means that you’re suffering from stress and you might not be aware of it.

Heart Trouble

Stress may not directly cause stroke, high blood pressure and heart attack but it does contribute to these cardiovascular diseases in a longer run.

Lowered Immune Response

Stress disrupts the immune system of a body by making it more vulnerable to the attack of many viruses or bacteria .

How Can Women Lower Stress Levels? 

Improve your diet

By improving your diet and eating a meal with adequate proportion of every essential nutrients, you are not only healing your mind but your body too. Improving diet is significantly related to improvement in mental health.

Make time for exercise

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Exercise the one of the most effective way of reducing stress levels. It activates your mind and releases chemical hormones that makes you happy and improve your overall mood.

Find fun ways to relax

Explore more ways to interact with the environment and with those people that makes you happy and boosts your mood and engage yourself  in productive activities such as sports , indoor gaming or any hobbies that you like. Best ways to relieve stress can be yoga , gym and mediations

However if you feel too overwhelmed and intimidated by increasing stress level, you must consult a doctor or take a few sessions with psychologists or any professional that you deem suitable because at the end of the day it’s you who matters the most.

 

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