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Article Home Mental and Behavioural Disorders Tips for reducing stress.

Tips for reducing stress.

Stress is a state of affair involving demand on physical or mental energy. It is a condition which disturbs the normal physiological and psychological functioning of an individual.


In order to fight against the stress the body releases the stress hormones like cortisone and adrenaline. These hormones increases the blood pressure, reduces the anxiety and stress effects. Stress is one of the body’s defense mechanism against the some dangers.






Stress is a physical or emotional reaction for the life changes which is encountered.

Causes of stress

  • New job or new responsibility
  • Loss of job
  • Retirement
  • Death of loved ones
  • Divorce or marriage
  • Financial problems
  • Pregnancy
  • Child birth
  • Change in residence or moving to unfamiliar place
  • Violence or injury
  • Family conflicts
  • Busy schedules, lack of rest, excess of traveling

Symptoms of stress

  • Rapid heart beat
  • Anxiety
  • Dizziness
  • Muscle tension
  • Headache
  • Rapid heart beat
  • Unable to concentrate
  • Unable to sleep.
  • Pain of any kind
  • Weight gain
  • Weight loss
  • High blood pressure
  • Irritability
  • Body ache
  • Depression.
  • Digestive problems

Diseases caused due to stress

  • Eating disorder
  • Headaches
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Allergies
  • Insomnia
  • Heart diseases
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes.
  • Cancer
  • Asthma
  • Depression
  • Skin diseases like eczema 

Tips to manage the stress

  • Strengthen your relationship with your friends and family members.
  • Involve in some relaxation techniques like deep breathing, yoga, meditation.
  • Involve in some exercises like walking, jogging, and swimming.
  • Avoid controllable stressors
  • Plan the major lifestyle changes like new job, getting married, having a baby.
  • Prioritize the things.
  • Share your thoughts with a parent, spouse, or friends.
  • Eat good, balanced food
  • Have good sleep in the night.
  • Get a massage from a massage therapist to relax your muscles.
  • Reward yourself for the achievements you do.
  • Develop positive attitude towards the life.
  • Do not get upset with things that you cannot change, such as a traffic jam.
  • Prepare yourself if you foresee a stressful situation such as exams or a job interview.
  • Change is often for the good. Do not allow change deject you whether it be change of residence, job or relocating to an unfamiliar place.
  • Keep good relationships. After all nobody is perfect and people do tend to disappoint you at times. Talking to people often removes barriers and provides emotional relief.
  • Set yourself realistic, achievable ambitions.
  • Develop interest in recreational activities such as sports or music.
  • Consult your doctor if you have physical or psychological health problem