What Stress is

It is considered as the natural response of the body to emotional or mental pressure or tension. When you are exposed to challenging circumstances or events, your nervous system triggers the “fight or flight” response.

While you are stressed out on something your body releases chemical like adrenaline, cortisol, and noradrenaline in your bloodstream and brain, it all happens when you decide on whether to face it or run away from it.

It is a normal part of everyone's life. This happens every time and sometimes it is a good thing because it helps in functioning and making decisions.

However, if this problem of stress is left untreated it can have a negative impact in the long- run on mental and physical health. Moreover, it can lead to depression, anxiety, diabetes, heart disease, and blood pressure, so consultation from a doctor is necessary for the condition of stress.

You can confront your problem with our doctors online; they will identify the causes of stress and will also recommend suitable treatment.

Whom Stress can affect

Stress is a normal part of life and you cannot avoid it.

Moreover, it is something that everyone has to deal with; many people do not feel the need to speak to a doctor about this problem and neglecting this problem can make it more serious.

Do people deal with the problem of stress in their own way?

Yes, people deal with this problem according to the way they think is right.

For instance, if you are supposed to present something in the crowd of 100 people at your work, but you are not confident enough, so you will automatically feel stressed out. However, if you are confident enough, you will look forward to it.

Your perception about the situation has a significant impact on how you deal with that. A person with a negative experience in the past will deal with the situations differently, such exposures in life can impact the way in dealing with stress.

Your emotional stability and your control over yourself can also modify the way you deal with such situations.

Symptoms of Stress

Stress has many potential symptoms and it affects people differently. The important thing to consider is that you do not have to experience all of the symptoms before getting the diagnosis from the doctor. Some people get affected by just one or two.

Some more common symptoms of stress include:

    • Feeling over-burdened

    • Irritability

    • Anger

    • Being anxious

    • Constant worrying

    • Racing thoughts

    • A sense of dread

There may be behavioural symptoms as well, they include:

    • Avoiding situations

    • Finding it hard to concentrate or make decisions

    • Biting your nails

    • Crying or feeling tearful

There are some physical symptoms as well, which include:

If you are facing difficulty in coping with it, our doctors can help you in finding a way to get better.

Diagnosis of Stress

The doctors will ask the question about your feelings and they will try to uncover the causes of your stress. There is no need to worry about this- your information will be confidential and will be only between you and the doctor. Your provided information will help the doctors in finding the best treatment for you, so it is important for you to answer honestly.

Causes of Stress

There are many causes of stress, and that depends on the circumstances you are facing. However anything can cause stress, but the most common causes are:

    • Money

    • Relationships

    • Work

    • Problems at home

    • Post-traumatic stress

    • Significant life events, such as marriage or pregnancy

Treatment of Stress

As it is mention, that stress can happen anytime, so if you believe that you are struggling in coping with it, it is best to speak to a doctor, as they can help in managing it in a better manner.

Our doctors will talk to you to develop a better understanding of how you are feeling and they will use the information in recommending the best stress treatment for you.

Treatment might include:

  • Medication

  • A talking therapy, such as CBT

  • Combination of both the treatments

Our doctors will alter the treatment according to your condition, in order to make it effective. So, it is important for the sufferer’s to provide enough and appropriate information.

Stress during Pregnancy

It is considered normal to feel stress and anxiety in pregnancy since it is a huge event in life and you want everything to go smoothly. Still, if you are anxious about your stress level and if it is effecting your pregnancy, our doctors can help you with that. They will assist you and will provide all the advice and reassurance you need.