How does Stress and Tension affect Teenagers Badly?


Stress is a serious condition which develops negative feelings and thoughts in an individual. Almost all the people confronting stress experience the same situation.

Stress is becoming a common situation among the youth of today. They are going through the worst emotional health. There are various factors which lead a teen to stressful condition such as academic pressure, social pressure, financial pressure, pressure due to family affairs, pressure due to psychological and physical changes, competition etc.

Fortunately, stress can be cured with the help of many ways such as physical activities, yoga, meditation, stress-management skills, therapies, medications etc.

How stress affects the young people?

Stress can affect your body, feelings and thoughts and your behavior. This shows that it does not only affect your mental health but also your physical health. Knowing the stress symptoms can give you a chance on managing those signs. When it is left undiagnosed and untreated, it may lead you to serious consequences such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, diabetes and sometimes death.

Common effects of stress

Indeed, stress symptoms can affect your body, your thoughts and feelings, and your behavior. Being able to recognize common stress symptoms can give you a jump on managing them. Stress that’s left unchecked can contribute to many health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes. Here are some common effects of stress:

Common effects of stress on your body


Headaches are common among people suffering from stress. They may be sometimes quite severe.

Muscle tension or pain

Another problem a stressed person has to cope with is tension and pain in muscles. Stress affects your overall health.

Chest pain

Pain in chest is another effect caused by stress which is sometimes as much severe as the person needs to get checked by the doctor at once, it also may be a sign of heart attack.


A stressed person always feels tired and fatigued which affects his daily life and causes rejection for many even important tasks.

Change in sex drive

Stress in young people may be a reason of ending up a married life, as it causes decrease in sex drive.

Upset stomach

Stress leads to the problem of digesting food. It upsets your stomach and might cause a change in eating habits.

Sleep problems

Insomnia or excess sleep may also be caused in teen who are confronting stress.


Anxiety is another common issue among the teenagers who have stress. It brings more health disorders in the person.


Due to lack of sleep and rest, stressed teenager may stay restless and an eventually fall ill.

Lack of motivation or focus

Teenagers who are facing stress may lag behind in the race of life due to lack of motivation and having difficulty in concentrating.

Irritability or anger

They often remain angry and irritated. This causes so many problems such as very less or no social activities, as people start avoiding them, due to their consistent anger.

Sadness or depression

Stress causes sadness and depression which sometimes compel the person for making suicide attempt.

Drug or alcohol abuse

Young persons who are overly stressed may start using alcohol and other drugs in order to become relax and to escape from the stress.

Less physical activity

People suffering from stress are prone to have less physical activity. They may keep their selves imprisoned in the room for hours which affect their social as well as academic life. They become totally indifferent about whatever goes around them.


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