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What are the warning signs of stress?
Excess pressure at work can affect your mental and physical health in many ways:
- Your body:
- weight loss/gain;
- skin rashes;
- muscle fatigue;
- indigestion; and
- raised blood pressure/rapid heartbeat.
- Your mind:
- anxiety and tension;
- disturbed sleep; and
- Your behaviour:
- fall in performance at work or becoming accident-prone;
- increased use of alcohol, cigarettes or drugs; and
- tensions at home.
Unless the causes of your stress at work are dealt with, these symptoms can develop into much more serious, long-term ill health.