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Causes and symptoms of nervous tension

Tension, is a state that speaks to the human body after being exposed to a certain situation that stimulates tension, such as standing in a stifling traffic crisis, and being late to an important meeting, in this case the control tower in the brain that is called the hypothalamus acts and sends orders to secrete stress hormones, which are the same that stimulate The fight-and-flight response in the body, which in turn leads to an acceleration of the heartbeat, increases the speed of breathing, and prepares the muscles for any reaction, and this response protects the body in an emergency situation by preparing the body to respond quickly, except in the event that the response to stress and tension continues day after day The health of the body can be compromised.

Symptoms of a nervous tension:
To get rid of stress is done by knowing the cause of stress, and in fact, most people who suffer from stress do not know that they are tense until they reach the point of collapse, and tension affects all aspects of life for people who suffer from it; It affects emotions, feelings, behaviors, ability to think, and physical health, and because people deal differently with stress, symptoms differ from one person to another, and the following is the most important of these symptoms:

 Emotional symptoms:
  • Feeling bad about oneself; For example, some people feel low self-esteem, loneliness, lack of self-worth, and depression, in addition to being alienated from others.
  •  Feeling angry and upset easily.
  •  Feeling in the mood, fast.
  •  Feeling tired and losing control.
  • Difficulty relaxing and calming the mind.
Perceptual symptoms:
  • For constant anxiety.
  •  Forgetfulness and chaos.
  • Inability to concentrate.
  •  Pessimism and negative thinking.
  • Racing thoughts.
Behavioral symptoms:
  • Change in appetite, either not eating, or eating too much.
  •  Procrastination and not taking responsibility.
  • Increased use of alcohol, drugs, and cigarettes.
  •  Neurobehavioral behaviors such as nail biting, restlessness and impulsivity.
 Physical symptoms:
  •  Frequent exposure to colds and infections.
  •  Nervousness, body shaking, and ringing in the ear.
  • Dry and sweaty hands and feet.
  • Dry mouth and difficulty swallowing.
  • Loss of energy, headache.
  • Stomach upset, including diarrhea, constipation, and nausea.
  • Aches and pains in the tense muscles.
  • Insomnia, chest pain and rapid heart rate.
  • Loss of sexual desire.



Causes of nervous tension:
 Exposing people to positive events in their life can increase their stress, such as: marriage, going to university, getting a new job, but this part of stress is well considered in a person’s life, and on the other hand negative tension is classified into many types, each of them for many reasons The following is an explanation:

Causes of chronic stress:
Where a person suffers from chronic tension due to repeated exposure to acute stress, in addition to the continued feeling of tension for long periods, as this type of tension activates the stress response and secretes stress hormones for long and repeated periods, leading to negative health consequences, namely, the incidence of a chronic disease and the necessity to live with it And the presence of conflicts in social relationships, exposure to stress in the work or school environment, daily exposure to traffic congestion, caring for a person with a chronic disease. Exposure to financial problems. Lack of work-life balance.

Causes of acute stress:
Acute tension occurs due to avoiding a specific accident or as a result of a verbal quarrel and quarrel with a stranger, where the stress response is activated, as the body secretes stress hormones, and after the effect is removed, the body returns to its normal position, and among the causes of acute tension, a sudden conflict or conflict, exposure to a procedure Medical or operation, exposure to a specific accident and difficultly avoiding it, miraculously escaping from it, exposure to a specific harm or fall.

Causes of PTSD:
Shock is a type of acute stress, but is more severe. It involves exposure to a sense of actual death and a real threat to life, and these types of stressful and stressful events can lead to more severe problems such as PTSD, and the following are the reasons that may lead to this type of stress and traffic accidents.
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