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What are physical signs of stress?

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If you've been stressed out for a short period of time, you may start to notice some of these physical signs:

  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Upset stomach
  • Irritability

From: Causes of Stress WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Psychological Association: "Mind/Body Health: Stress."

Orth-Gomer, K. ; 2000. The Journal of the American Medical Association

Orth-Gomer, K. , 2009. Circulation

National Ag Safety Database: "Stress Management for the Health of It."

National Women's Health Information Center: "Stress and Your Health."

American Psychological Association: "Stress in America."

CDC, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health: "Stress ... At Work."

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on March 11, 2018

SOURCES:

American Psychological Association: "Mind/Body Health: Stress."

Orth-Gomer, K. ; 2000. The Journal of the American Medical Association

Orth-Gomer, K. , 2009. Circulation

National Ag Safety Database: "Stress Management for the Health of It."

National Women's Health Information Center: "Stress and Your Health."

American Psychological Association: "Stress in America."

CDC, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health: "Stress ... At Work."

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on March 11, 2018

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