High Blood Sugar: Blood sugar increases during physical and emotional stress. This response is dangerous when stress occurs daily.
What Helps: Get regular exercise to decrease stress hormone levels.
Pain: People who are stressed tend to be more sensitive to pain.
What Helps: Find a distraction. Read a book, paint or knit. This can help relieve the stress that may be causing the pain.
Impaired Memory: After a few weeks of stress, nerves in the brain associated with memory shrink and lose connections.
What Helps: Use memory tools to make your life easier. When you meet someone, repeat the person’s name out loud or put your keys in the same place every day.
Weight Gain: People who are stressed tend to eat more “comfort” foods resulting in weight gain.
What Helps: Keep a journal of what you eat and what you are feeling when you are eating to remind yourself that you may be stress-eating.
Source: Bottom Line Health