Marisol Gonzalez, Contributor

Stress can happen to anyone, sometimes it just happens for a short time. Everyone has different stress triggers. Almost everyone expresses stress from time to time because almost everything can cause stress.  But women are more likely than men to report that their stress levels are on the rise.

Women are also more likely than men to report physical and emotional symptoms of stress. Some physical symptoms of stress include low energy, headaches, upset stomach, including diarrhea, constipations, nauseas , aches, pains, tense muscles, etc. 

Stress can cause many types of health problems like: high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, depression or anxiety, skin problems such as acne or eczema. The areas of the body that are affected by stress are the nerves, brain, muscles, joints, heart, stomach, pancreas, intestines, and reproductive system. 

Also, most of the time stress can be related to specific stages of life such as pregnancy, aging, teen years, or the menopausal transition. The best way to prevent stress is by avoiding situations that can be overwhelming. The way to recover from stress is to slow things down, exercise, and try to see your stress as a challenge. 


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