Stress: you can’t taste it, you can’t measure it, you can’t see it, and you can’t hear it. Stress extensively impacts men’s health. Here are 6 stress symptoms that affect men’s health.
Health is extremely important and most of the men ignore the fact that it can be deeply affected by stress. Stress has long-term effects on men’s physical and physiological health. As a man, you should be aware of your health maybe, if you know how stress affects your health, you will be more careful and try to find solutions to the tense situations in your life that could be easily avoided. In a way, the change in your health is a stress symptom.
The 6 ways by which men’s health gets affected
Decreased Facial Attractiveness
Testosterone is linked to pleasant appearance in men. Men with low testosterone levels are less good-looking and high levels of cortisol come out due to stress. This could also be as these men live under a lot of stress and they do not look after themselves as much.
The stereotype of the ‘strong and hushed type’ may in reality be an image of the male stress response.
With stress the factor comes are: high risk of suffering from panic attacks and getting anxiety especially when placed in a really social lit environment.
Unfortunately, many cases of erectile dysfunction are linked to the factor like stress, anxiety and depression. So feeling aroused is a lot more difficult when you are under a lot of stress. Not getting an erection might cause even more stress for you and your partner, which could not only affect your sex life but your relationship as well.
Lower sperm count
Trying to conceive and starting a family can be stressful, because it is not easy. It also makes you wonder a lot about the future. However, stress can affect fertility in a negative way. It has been established that stressed men ejaculate less and have a lower sperm count. So if you are trying to conceive, try to focus on the good things ahead of you. Bringing a new life into the world should be bliss, not a reason for stress.
Respiratory and cardiovascular systems.
Stress hormone (cortisol) affects your respiratory and cardiovascular system. During the stress response, you breathe faster than usual in an effort to distribute oxygen and blood quickly to your body core. Stress symptom in case of respiratory problems like asthma or emphysema make it harder to breath.
How to reduce stress
Exercise has been confirmed to reduce stress levels, helping you burn off pent- up energy and tension. It also improves overall health.
Eat a healthy diet
Well-nourished bodies do not show much of the stress symptoms, because they are better prepared to cope up with stress, so be mindful of what you eat. Start your day with a healthy breakfast and also nutritious meals throughout the day.
Avoid cigarettes, alcohol and drugs
Drugs or alcohol may provide an easy escape from stress. But consuming more of these will simply increase more and more stress symptoms.
Get enough of sleep
Adequate sleep will fuel your mind, as well as your body. Feeling tired will increase your stress because it may cause you to think irrationally. Getting enough of sleep will expansively reduce stress symptoms.
It is important to reduce stress, because it is very unhealthy and it raises the risk for medical issues. At the end of the day, everyone should find out how he or she can reduce the stress symptoms to live happy & healthy.
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