In the modern world, stress has become as much a focal point of health and safety in the workplace as physical health. The modern work environment of deadlines, targets, business meetings, pressure to perform, and the fear of job insecurity means that stress is ever present in the workplace. Stress can lead to accidents in the workplace and indigestion and nausea.
How can stress cause indigestion and nausea?
Physical stress can have a profound effect upon your body. Stress doesn’t just manifest itself as anxiety, it can have some serious side effects. You may not realise how often your anxiety can affect your physical health. It’s not uncommon to have serious indigestion and nausea when suffering from stress.
Scientific research into stress, is relatively speaking, still in its infancy. Researchers struggle to understand why stress has such pronounced physical effects on the human body, such as indigestion and nausea.
Two possible causes for indigestion and nausea caused by stress are the lower serotonin and increased adrenaline levels experienced when suffering from anxiety.
Adrenaline is constantly released during anxiety, because adrenaline is caused by the human response system to fight or flight. Adrenaline also turns sugar stores in your body (glycogen) into glucose, and changes in the sugar stores in your body can have several effects on your digestion, pumping nutrients in and out of your body in a way that may hurt your digestive health.Open Claim Calculator
Work-related anxiety is not the only cause of stress. It is important not to rule out the possibility of a poor diet when it comes to indigestion and anxiety. In a stressful world, the consumption on unhealthy foods is ever increasing and poor diet can lead to indigestion and nausea.
How can I combat the effects of stress?
There is no single way in which to alleviate stress. It’s important to find your own personal niche which works for you. Keeping fit and getting a good night’s sleep can be a major way to reduce stress. As stated, a good diet is also important to keep stress levels at bay. Some more unorthodox methods include meditation. Others may find activities such as gardening help to alleviate the symptoms of stress. It’s important to find what works for you.
If you feel that your workplace puts you under undue stress then you may be entitled to work accident compensation. Contact Accident Advice Helpline today to find out more.