Signs, Symptoms and Treatment
The signs and symptoms of each illness are different. In general, most people know when their body is telling them something. Sometimes people choose to ignore these telltale signs.
There are rather obvious signs of depression such as sleep loss, lack of appetite, and the loss of enjoyment of things ordinarily enjoyed. Signs of gastrointestinal (GI) distress are persistent vomiting, upset stomach, and lack of appetite. High blood pressure is usually characterized by nose bleeds and a racing pulse or heart. Heart attacks and strokes sometimes look the same. These symptoms include arm pain, head pain, chest pain, dizziness, or shortness of breath. Symptoms such as these should be taken seriously and reported to a physician immediately.
Treatment varies according to the condition that has occurred. A psychiatric condition such as depression and sleep loss due to stress sometimes requires medication including antidepressants, but often talk therapy is enough to help ease depression. High blood pressure is often controlled with diet and/or medication. GI issues can also usually be helped by change in diet or medication. Obviously heart attack and stroke are more serious conditions which usually require hospitalization at the least and sometimes even surgery.
No one should attempt to diagnosis or treat any of these conditions by him- or herself. Only a doctor can determine that a condition exists for sure or the treatment that is needed for said condition. These health issues range from minimal to serious. Any symptoms should not be ignored and a physician should be consulted. Health-related issues from work-related stress can be controlled with the proper treatment.