Stress is the feeling of being under too much mental or emotional pressure. Although stress is caused by psychological reasons, it may also cause an increase in physical responses. Stress could lead to anxiety, insomnia, back pain, relationship problems, constipation, shortness of breath, depression, stiff neck, fatigue, upset stomach and weight gain or loss.
Stress can affect how you feel, think, behave and how your body works. In response to stress your body automatically increases blood pressure, heart rate, respiration, metabolism and blood flow to your muscles. This response is intended to help your body react quickly and effectively to a high-pressure situation.
If you are aware of any of the above symptoms, we have a psychological therapist to help you treat the cause of your stress.