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Stress is a natural occurrence in the body. Everyone has experienced some level of it at some point in his or her lives. It is a feeling that often occurs when you are overloaded with too much to do and are struggling to cope with life, but it also acts as a natural defense, a motivator and adrenalin supporter. A little bit of stress now and then is not detrimental to your health, and may even be healthy for your body to experience, but chronic, prolonged stress can be very harmful to a person's mental and physical health. There are some classic stress symptoms to be aware of; then you just need to know how to deal with them.

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1. Headaches

A headache from stress can also be called a tension headache. With this kind of a headache, you will feel a dull, aching kind of pain located across the forehead, on the sides of your head and temples, and at the back of your head. This pain can also feel like a tightening or constant pressure in these particular areas. As well as the pain, you may feel tenderness in the muscles in the neck and shoulders as well as a bit of scalp pain. A simple head massage can do wonders for a stress headache, but it does not relieve the root of the problem, the stress.

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