How Stress Affects the Body

Stress is one of those things that every human has experienced and will continue to experience throughout their lifetime. While stress is basically impossible to avoid it is something that should be managed. Here is exactly how stress can affect the different parts of our bodies.

Skin

Skin problems like acne, psoriasis, eczema, dermatitas, random breakouts and skin rashes.

Stomach

Can lead to peptic ulcer disease, IBD, IBS, Food allergies, stomach cramps, reflux, nausea, and weight fluctuation.

Head

Issues with mood, anger, depression, irritability, lack of energy, concentration problems, anxiety and panic attacks.

Heart

Increased blood pressure, fast heart beat, increased risk of heart attack and stroke, higher cholesterol.

Intestines

Decreased nutrition absorption, reduced metabolism, decreased enzymatic output, increased risk for IBM, diabetes and more.

Reproductive System

Decreased testosterone and estradiol production leading to reduced fertility, Dampening of sexual behavior and loss of sexula drive.

Immune System

Suppressed effectiveness of the immune system to battle and recover from illness. Leads to high levels of inflammation in the body, which causes a variety of chronic health conditions in the body.

Joints & Muscles

aches and pains, inflammation, tension, lowered bone density (propensity for osteoporosis), tightness in the shoulders and back.

Pancreas

results in elevated secretions of insulin, which if chronic could lead to diabetes, damaged arteries and obesity.

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