Men’s Health

Premier Physician Network providers answer frequently asked questions about men’s health.

Recognize and Cope with Stress

Stress may be causing you to have physical symptoms, such as:

  • Fast heart rate
  • Tense muscles
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Tense stomach

Long-term signs of stress:

  • Frequent cold or flu
  • Headaches
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Skin problems
  • Digestion problems
  • Poor concentration
  • Negative thoughts
  • Speech problems
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Feelings of helplessness
  • Poor eating
  • Being accident prone
  • Aggression

You may be able to better cope with stress when you:

  • Identify the stress and what’s causing it
  • Live a healthy lifestyle: get plenty of sleep, eat right and exercise.
  • Respond positively to stress by managing things you can change and letting go of the things you can’t control
  • Relax and slow down

If you’re depressed, that can actually be a sign of long-term stress. Watch for these signs of depression:

  • Trouble sleeping
  • Too much sleep
  • Change in appetite
  • Headaches, stomachaches, other aches and pains
  • Lack of energy
  • Nervous, jumpy feelings
  • Trouble concentrating, remembering and making decisions

If you’re having signs of stress or depression, talk with your doctor about what can help. 

Learn more:

Source: Nafisa Islam, MD, Brookville Family Care; Gene Lease, MD, Vandalia Medical Center; Timothy O Donnell, MD, Miami Valley Primary Care; Mark Ringle, MD, Beavercreek Family Physicians; Breanna Veal, PA-C, Walden Ponds Primary Care; Douglas Gaker, MD, Premier Urology Center

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