Stress | Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatments

Everyone experiences stress in varying forms and degrees. Small amounts of stress are perfectly normal and can actually be beneficial. However, when stress becomes overwhelming, it can be problematic. In fact, too much can cause stress related health issues that can manifest in both mental and physical ways.

Positive & Negative Symptoms of Stress

Stress is a totally natural feeling of emotion and/or physical tension. Often times, stress is a result of challenges a person is currently facing. When facing these challenges in your life, small doses of stress can result in increased alertness and higher energy. It can even help you focus on the task you are trying to complete. This is the good type of stress.

When stress becomes too much to effectively handle, it crosses a line where a person cannot cope with the negative stress symptoms. The more common effects of high stress levels can appear as:

  • Distraction
  • Anxiousness
  • Irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches.

Some of the more severe physical symptoms include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty Breathing/Choking Sensations

If you’re experiencing the more severe symptoms, call your primary care provider right away. For those experiencing the more common effects of high stress levels, it is important to begin receiving personal care/treatment and begin practicing stress management techniques prior to developing severe symptoms.

Available Stress Treatments

If you have received a stress diagnosis, you may be searching for available treatments. Like with many health issues, stress usually requires a combination of treatments that employ various methods. In addition, a treatment program is going to greatly depend on the specific symptoms you are suffering which can be completely different than those experienced by another person.

  • Exercise. Physical activity is a proven method for combating stress. Through regular physical exertion, you can manage stress so that it stays at appropriately beneficial levels instead of raging out of control.
  • Diet and nutrition. A healthy diet and nutritional program that is designed to meet your specific needs can have a positive impact on stress and its effects. Sometimes simply eating the right foods is enough to balance out stress related health issues.
  • Lifestyle change. If the symptoms of stress are completely out of control, a complete lifestyle change might be necessary. With a full wellness program that is customized to your goals, you can successfully manage stress as well as a number of other health factors.

Find a Treatment Program That Will Relieve Your Stress Diagnosis

Our licensed and experienced staff at WAYS2WELL is ready to help you develop a plan that can aide in managing stress and improve your overall health. Call 1-800-321-0864 or email us at and find out more about how a customized wellness program can help you reach your health goals and manage stress. Reach out to us today to schedule a free initial consultation and start your journey toward a healthier future.


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