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How Does Stress Affect Men? | Qualicare Tri-Cities

How Does Stress Affect Men? | Qualicare Tri-Cities

Stress happens to all of us at one time or another. While a small amount of stress is normal and can even be helpful, too much stress can have a negative impact on health.

During Men's Health Month this June, our team of in-home care providers at Qualicare Tri-Cities wants to offer men tips on how they can better manage stress so that their health isn't negatively affected.

What Causes Stress in Men?

There are a number of reasons why men might find themselves in a stressful situation. From difficult financial situations to the death of a loved one, any number of things can contribute to stress.

Other situations that cause stress in men include:

  • Chronic injury
  • Illness
  • Job and/or job loss
  • Divorce

No matter the cause of the stress, it is important for men to recognize the symptoms so that they can find ways to better manage stressful situations.

Symptoms of stress include:

  • Chest pain
  • Sadness
  • Pounding heart
  • Depression
  • High blood pressure
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle aches
  • Mood swings
  • Headaches
  • Anger
  • Dizziness
  • Digestive issues

Beyond those symptoms, if you're dealing with chronic stress, you put yourself at an increased risk of serious health conditions, including heart disease and stroke.

Stress Management Tips for Men

If you begin to experience the symptoms of stress, it is important to take steps to manage stress more effectively. Let's take a look at some ways you can improve your stress management techniques:

  • Exercise regularly.
  • Get plenty of quality sleep.
  • Practice meditation or sit quietly with your thoughts.
  • Find a support system.
  • Create better time management habits.

Are you looking for a way to age in the comfort of your own home? Contact our in-home care providers at Qualicare Tri-Cities to learn how we can help!