What Does Stress Do to The Body and How to Help Yourself?

What Does Stress Do To The BodyStressed much? How does stress make you feel and how it affects your body? What does stress do to the body?

Maybe stress is nothing serious, and your body isn’t affected by it. Possibly only your mind is suffering, and your thoughts and emotions run wild.

People usually tell terrible tales what stress can do to the human body, and I believe we all know that if something affects your mind, body feels it too.

Do You Know That You Are Stressed?

Sometimes people don’t know that they are stressed until it’s too late and they start to suffer consequences of stress. I  don’t know, how is possible to not understand that you are stressed because anxiety, worry, and racing thoughts are a pretty clear sign that I need to stop and that stress is here.

Our bodies are meant to handle small doses of stress, but we all know what happens nowadays. Stress is everywhere, and everybody is affected by it. Many of you experience chronic stress, and it can cause bad consequences.

So What Does Stress Do To The Body?

What Does Stress Do To The BodyPeople cope with stress differently, and that is why everybody doesn’t experience all symptoms of stress.

Today I will talk about physical symptoms of stress.

I don’t know about you, but I think sometimes many people don’t acknowledge what stress does to their physical body.

More money or other things are useless if you don’t have a good health. Only when you are fit and healthy, you can fully engage in building your business and relationships. I hope you appreciate what you have and health is the most precious things in your life. Without it, nothing else matters.

Physical Symptoms of Stress

  • Low energy
  • Upset Stomach
  • Headaches
  • Tense muscles and Pains
  • Sleep problems
  • Chest Pains
  • Frequent colds
  • Clenched jaw
  • Difficulty swallowing

Do you experience some of these stress symptoms? Let’s explore a little bit more about them!

Low Energy

If you are stressed, you can also feel fatigue and weak. I felt like that for some time in my life when I had a lot of stress and anxiety.

Of course, if you feel without energy, you can’t get anything done and only make yourself sick. That is why you need to think about relaxation methods and take this life less seriously.

Do you have a low energy? It’s one of the signs that you are stressed, and you should do something about it.

Problems With Gut

Chronic stress can impact your metabolism. In fact, stress plays a major role in the health of the gut that is one of the most important organ systems. A study shows that especially chronic stress badly impacts your gut, demonstrating changes in gastric secretion, mucosal permeability and barrier function, gut motility, visceral sensitivity and mucosal blood flow. Research shows that the gut microbiota also is impacted by stress.


What Does Stress Do To The BodyI think that almost everyone has experienced stress-related headaches.

A study found that people who experienced headaches had more stress compared to people who never had them.

Tense muscles and Pains

Stress can cause muscle tension. When people experience stress, they complain about sore shoulder and neck pain.

Sleep Problems

Stress can cause insomnia and other sleep problems like decreased sleep efficiency, slow wave sleep, and REM sleep as studies shows.

Chest Pains

Do you have unexplained chest pains from time to time? It looks like stress can be the cause of them as thesis suggests. The healthcare services are unable to find out why patients experience chest pains and they cannot be linked to heart disease or other illness.

Sometimes when I felt stressed, I experience chest pains, and it’s an awful feeling.

What to Do to Help Yourself?

 You need to worry less and be less stressful. It’s not always possible to be free of stress, and that is why you need to deal with stress the healthy way.

There are a lot of stress relief tips that can be helpful for you.

Meditation and other mind-body practices can be good for you. Appreciate your day and be in the present moment. You will see how different your life would become.

Eat healthy, get moving, engage in creative activities. Read a book, smile and laugh more.

If you understand your stress and do everything to reduce it, I promise your life will become much, much better.


Stress is becoming a terrible thing in our lives, and sometimes it’s not easy to handle and even to understand why we feel it so strongly. So it’s important to know what does stress do to your body.

I hope now you know a little bit more about it, and you are ready to handle stress better than before. 

How do you experience stress in your body? How do you feel, when stress strikes? What kind of stress do you experience?

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Until next time!

Linda Mo

Founder of How To Reduce Stress Naturally

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