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How Burnout Affects Depression
During a fight or flight response, your body experiences an increase in heart rate, blood pressure and breathing; while non-essential functions (like your sex drive) are diminished.
Did you know that gaining weight around your belly is a classic sign of burnout? And that chronic stress can directly block your ability to lose weight.
The first step that we need to take is to understand what your normal period looks like, this way we can tell if this is a change from your usual period.
PMDD, or premenstrual dysphoric disorder, is like PMS on steroids. But can burnout and stress make your PMDD symptoms more severe? The research says yes.
Burnout doesn’t just affect our energy and our motivation, it can also make it very hard to learn something new. The reason for this is that an increase in cortisol decreases our short term memory retention.
These are misgivings that social media and culture teaches us that has nothing to do with your body’s fertility. But sometime burnout can play into it.
Your cramps can be worse when you’re experiencing some extra stress. From work, friends, or family – stress (& burnout) can sometimes cause painful periods
Because chronic stress can not only impact the development of your uterine lining by making it thinner, it can also cause heavy flow and cramps.
If you experience more stress in the two weeks before your period, your PMS symptoms could, in fact, be more severe. And you might have burnout to blame.
A 2016 article studied the answer to this question, and it turns out – yes – your body’s response to stress can impact the quality of the egg.
One of the most often missed symptom is a change in mood. And when it comes to burnout, that change in mood looks like emotional exhaustion.