Doctor Gubkina: irritability and headaches can be subtle signs of stress

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Endocrinologist Elena Gubkina: a person may not understand that he is under chronic stress.

Doctor Gubkina warned in an interview that stress disorder may have an implicit form.

“Chronic stress is long-term emotional stress, due to which there is a disorder of the psyche and the functioning of internal organs, but this condition does not always have obvious symptoms,” the doctor told
Gubkina added that chronic stress is not always diagnosed in a timely manner, since its manifestations may overlap with the symptoms of other health problems. For example, the doctor noted, irritability and headaches are subtle signs of stress.

The specialist listed other subtle signs of chronic stress:

  • Deterioration in performance;
  • Excessive fatigue:
  • Mood swings;
  • Hot temper, aggression;
  • Depression;
  • Frequent ARVI and other infections due to weakened immunity;
  • Excess weight;
  • Increased sensitivity to bright light, noise;
  • Sleep disturbances, drowsiness;
  • Social withdrawal.

“If you have the above symptoms, you should contact an endocrinologist.”< br>What is the danger of chronic stress? If a person experiences constant stress, the level of cortisol in his body becomes chronically high, which contributes to responses leading to inflammation and decreased immunity. This, in turn, becomes a prerequisite for the occurrence of diseases, including cardiovascular, autoimmune, and oncological diseases.

Earlier, the portal wrote about what makes a person constantly feel hungry and snack.

Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.

Elena Gubkina Elena Gubkina Health endocrinologist