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What are some early signs of stress?

Early signs of stress can be both physical and emotional. Each individual has a different reaction to stress so there are many different, sometimes opposite experiences that can be described. Symptoms include but are not limited to sleep disturbances, heart palpitations, muscle aches or tension, appetite changes, fatigue, changes in energy level, or even worsening of existing health issues. Emotionally one may become more easily frustrated or on edge and one might have a more difficult time completing tasks.

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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.