Unexplained Symptoms

Unexplained Symptoms

The way we react to stress can lead to physical symptoms for which there may be no obvious cause. You must see your doctor if you are worried, but if there is no apparent medical reason for your symptoms they may be due to the effects of prolonged stress and anxiety triggering fight or flight repeatedly.

The body and mind are closely linked and stress or tension can lead to any of the following problems:

  • Sleep disturbances
  • Back, shoulder or neck pain
  • Tension or migraine headaches
  • Upset or acid stomach, cramps, heartburn, gas, irritable bowel syndrome
  • Constipation, diarrhoea
  • Weight gain or loss, eating disorders
  • Hair loss
  • Tense muscles
  • Exhaustion
  • Irregular heartbeat, palpitations
  • Asthma or shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Sweaty palms or hands
  • Cold hands or feet
  • Skin problems
  • Periodontal disease, jaw pain
  • Reproductive problems
  • Immune system suppression: more colds, flu, infections
  • Growth inhibition
  • High blood pressure

Emotional symptoms such as anxiety or depression should also be checked with a doctor, but they can often be stress related. In any case, the following emotional symptoms are uncomfortable and can affect your performance at work or play, your physical health, or your relationships with others:

  • Depression, moodiness
  • “Butterflies in the tummy”
  • Irritability, frustration
  • Memory problems
  • Lack of concentration
  • Trouble thinking clearly
  • Feeling out of control
  • Substance abuse
  • Phobias
  • Overreacting to problems

How can Relaxation for Living & More help you?

We can’t stop stressful events occurring in our lives, but we can minimise their harmful effects and reduce the unpleasant symptoms of stress by learning some of the RFLI techniques.

Our Relaxation and Stress Management short courses with simple, practical self-help techniques can help.

Contact us via our Contacts page to see if there is an RFLI licensed teacher near you to attend one of their courses.

Alternatively you could try our DVD or CD products which include tension easing exercises and relaxation techniques to help.