symptoms of survival stress.

Short Term Physical Symptoms

These mainly occur as your body adapts to perceived physical threat, and are caused by release of adrenaline. Although you may perceive these as unpleasant and negative, they are signs that your body is ready for the explosive action that assists survival or high performance:

  • Faster heart beat
  • Increased sweating
  • Cool skin
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Feelings of nausea, or ‘Butterflies in stomach’
  • Rapid Breathing
  • Tense Muscles
  • Dry Mouth
  • A desire to urinate
  • Diarrhoea


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