Stress Overload Scale

Stress overload is defined as experiencing excessive demands that require action, it is a human response in the face of other problems. Everyone experiences stress in their day-to-day life and it can build up in a variety of ways.  This stress buildup can reach a boiling point and reach a point of no return, leading to a blow-up. When we get to this point our inner resources are exhausted and our ability to cope breaks down, making us even more vulnerable to physical and mental issues that are linked to too much stress.

The signs of these stress overloads can be many different things, including fatigue, insomnia, and headaches. While these symptoms may tell us we need to relax, they don’t work once we are on the edge of a mental health crisis.

That is why recognizing the different levels of the stress overload scale early is critical in treating stress overload. Be mindful when experiencing the following physical symptoms: body complaints, gastrointestinal disturbance, or respiratory problems. Mental signs of stress can range from moodiness, nervous habits, or cognitive disruptions. These symptoms can help us predict stress overload to a certain extent.

That is why HealthMed provides stress level monitoring to provide relief. Nursing interventions such as listening and decision-making support are needed to help people reduce stress levels. For more information contact our offices and find out more about how we can relieve stress levels in your life.