Health-Related Issues -- Stress & Anxiety

Stress involves the body's physical and emotional reactions to an external situation. The stress can arise from a negative event, such as taking exams, or a positive event such as receiving an award.  However, anxiety has an internal source and may occur without any external stressful events.

Symptoms

  • headaches, stomachache, diarrhea
  • insomnia and fatigue
  • increased blood pressure and heart rate
  • irritability or sadness
  • increased use of alcohol or other drugs
  • frequent minor illnesses

Get Advice When

  • you can't reduce the stress
  • you feel overwhelmed

Control Measures

  • adequate sleep 
  • good nutrition
  • exercise regularly
  • avoid alcohol and drugs
  • schedule free time
  • don't procrastinate
  • communicate effectively
  • identify stressors
  • use time management techniques
  • accept your limitations

 

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