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Symptoms of stress

Increased heart rate Faster breathing
Tense muscles Muscle aches
Sweaty palms Loss of appetite
Headaches Diarrhoea
Sore throat Colds
Shortness of breath Fatigue
Increased blood pressure Bursts of anger
Fits of crying Forgetfulness
Unexplained irritability Menstrual cramps
Vague feelings of discontentDermatitis

Some long-term effects of chronic stress

Hypertension Ulcers
Rheumatoid arthritisAsthma
Overactive thyroid Inflamed bowel
Diabetes Some forms of cancer
Heart disease Migraine headaches
Mental illness Colitis
Obesity Insomnia
Depression Increased cholesterol
Substance abuse Sexual dysfunction

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