Sometimes, stress can bring panic attacks on some people. And in this case, they may experience difficulty on breathing, rapid breaths or hyperventilation.
Muscles tense up when you are stressed and release again once you are relaxed. But if constantly you are stressed, your muscles may not get the chance to relax. And the results may cause body and muscle aches, back pain, and shoulder pain. Over time, this could set off an unhealthy cycle.
If under stress, you should find ways how to relax like having a massage, light exercises, unwinding, and such.
Stress can both affect men and women and it can exhaust your mind and body. For women, they may experience changes in their period cycle or irregularities. For men, their test0sterone levels may decline.
Stress does not only affect us internally. Symptoms of stress can also be seen externally. The results may appear on the skin such as acne, pimples, dry and dull skin. So people who are exposed to chronic stress are prone to these kind of skin problems.