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Strange Signs You're Way Too Stressed

By Sara Butler

Life is full of things that cause stress. That’s just a normal part of life you have to learn to deal with. The problem lies in not dealing with stress appropriately. Excess stress and anxiety can be causing physical issues for you that you may not be aware of. Here are some of the strange symptoms you may be experiencing that mean you’re not dealing with stress effectively.


If you find yourself dry heaving at work or home for no apparent reason, it could mean you’re shouldering too much stress. Stress and anxiety have been found to trigger dry heaving and vomiting, known as cyclic vomiting syndrome. This syndrome causes nausea and vomiting over a long period of time at around the same time every day. If you find you’re experiencing this, make sure you get plenty of water and rest, and then try to find ways to deal more effectively with your stress.

Losing Hair

It’s normal to lose a bit of hair every day while brushing or washing your hair, but if you notice you’re losing more hair than normal, then it could be due to stress. Autoimmune disorders that attack hair follicles can be exacerbated by extreme stress. This problem usually goes away on its own once you get the stressors in your life under control.


Nosebleeds are another thing triggered by stress. Spikes in blood pressure may be to blame, but the jury is still out as to why nosebleeds can strike when stressed. Make sure you keep your blood pressure in check regardless, especially when you encounter stressful situations. And if you have nosebleeds regularly and you aren’t sure why, then discuss stress as the reason with your doctor.

Loss of Memory

If you have difficulty remembering details you just discussed during a meeting, then it may be an effect of too much stress in your life. Stress has been shown to impact the hippocampus in the brain, shrinking it. This part of the brain controls your short-term memory and is very sensitive to cortisol, the hormone that floods your system when stressed. So, if you have trouble remembering things, then stress may be to blame! Look for ways to reduce cortisol in your body and hopefully that hippocampus can make a full recovery.

Stress has to be dealt with effectively. You can discuss ways to reduce stress in your life with a trusted medical professional like your chiropractor at The Joint!

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Fontana, Calif.


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