5 stress triggers college students can relate to

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Posted at Nov 18 2016 05:10 PM

MANILA -- Stress is one of the toughest challenges college students face.

Many students often complain about getting "too stressed" with tons of academic requirements they have to submit, as well as the deadlines they have to beat.

Wondering what the top causes of stress among students are? Here are some of them:

1. Being overly busy

This is common especially during the final exam season, when students have to multitask. This is the time when they start dusting off their old notebooks and readings to review for upcoming tests.

Apart from that, they are also cramming to write their papers and other final requirements for the semester.

2. Exams

Apart from written exams, some professors also require their students to undergo oral exams, which are actually more nerve-wracking because of the embarrassment one gets when he doesn't know the answer.

Exam season is also the time when students start drinking coffee like water.

3. Public speaking

Public speaking is an inevitable part of a student's life. Most courses require students to take speech classes to help them become more articulate and confident.

But since not everyone has the confidence of great politicians, public speaking can be a nightmare for some.

4. Important social events

While studying must be the top priority of every student, they are also required to attend social events like their school organization's anniversary celebration, the annual Christmas parties, and even family affairs.

These, too, add up to the stress they deal with every day.

5. Personal problems

As human beings, we also have to deal with our emotions. Sometimes, we feel that our problems become too difficult to manage and end up getting stressed.

Stress brought about by personal problems is much worse for those who are living away from their families. Thus, it is important to de-stress once in a while.

Indeed, stress is part of the hardships a college student must go through before he could graduate. But did you know that stress can cause various sicknesses, like diarrhea?

In a study conducted by Imodium, 42% of over 2,000 sufferers of frequent acute diarrhea blamed stress and anxiety as the main cause of their condition.

READ: What causes diarrhea

The study has also verified the link between stress and diarrhea. Whenever we feel anxious or nervous, our bodies tend to produce adrenaline and other hormones that speed up the nervous system.

This, in effect, makes the muscles in our intestines work faster. Digestion speeds up as well, and it sometimes leads to diarrhea.

It is always best to manage stress before it worsens. But in case the worst thing happens, be prepared with Imodium.

If your diarrhea lasts more than a couple of days, it’s a good idea to take an oral rehydration solution as well. If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.

With #ImodiumPH, you can always #KeepCalmHandy amid the stressful days of your college life.
 
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