Finding ways to cope with mounting stress can be a valuable tool to avoid many of the symptoms and issues that can occur when one is under too much stress. The elderly are no exception, as they can get as stressed out as anyone else.
The common signs and symptoms of being stressed out include:
- Quick to anger.
- Easily frustrated
- Problems Sleeping
- Digestive Problems
The effects of stress can wreak havoc on the human body, which can lead to many more severe problems to come up. Problems from stress can lead someone to develop sickness, weight gain, weight loss, and even heart disease. Finding some coping management techniques really can save a life, and sticking with them can lead into less stress in the future.
- Talking is a good option, and when one starts to feel stressed it may help out. Finding someone attentive to just listen at times can help out tremendously.
- Healthy eating, diet, and exercise have shown benefits when it comes to stress management.
- Getting enough sleep can go a long way into reducing stress in someone.
However, if someone is still stressed out even after changing things it may be time to talk to a trusted doctor about other things they can do. If taking medication is something to be avoided, a doctor may be able to suggest other things that one can do do help reduce the stress in their life. In some cases, finding a therapist may prove to be a good idea. They are no longer something that is ‘looked down upon’ and are known for being able to help people overcome many obstacles, even without medication.