Stress!!! Everywhere! Nowadays it is impossible that you stay out of stress. Maybe it is possible if you isolate yourself on an island far away from the civilization and the new technologies. But isn’t that stressful as well? Many articles are talking about things that cause stress but here we will talk how exactly stress can affect your health, not only emotionally but physically as well.
The connection between stress and the related health problems is undoubted. When the body is under pressure, when it’s rushed, it’s not only our emotional and mental health that suffers. Unfortunately, people tend to underestimate these types of problems. Nobody believes that “this is going to happen on him”, but eventually, every one of us has had a headache caused by stress. Most of the time, we even don’t notice this factor. Moreover, just because we physically don’t feel accelerated heartbeat or anxiety, we believe everything’s fine with the body, too. Well, things are slightly different. Here are certain health issues that can occur caused by too much stress.
Asthma and stress
Research made by MD Ryan J. Van Lieshout, and published in the journal of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology describes the psychological prerequisites that cause asthma. The study has shown that asthma can be worsening by stress. Also some people think that if parents are too stressed this might be a reason for their children to develop asthma. Briefly, the authors state their opinion on how such disturbing disease could be literally “unlocked” on a mental level.
Diabetes and stress
It is proven that stress raises the level of glucose of people who have Diabetes Type 2.This are revelations of the Indian Institute of Technology, published in 2008.
Headaches and stress I am sure that you have experienced this many times. Headache caused by stress. This is a common situation. Stress can produce from tension headaches to migraines. If you are stressed permanently you are more likely to have depression and anxiety.
Gastrointestinal problems and stress
It is good to know that stress does not cause ulcers but can sadly, it can worsen them. According to UNC Center for Functional GI & Motility disorders, stress can be a crucial factor for other GI condition like gastro esophageal reflux disease.
Heart and stress
Stress is a reason for higher heart rate and blood flow. It provokes increased consumption of alcohol and immense need of a cigarette. Nicotine and alcohol are unfortunately the first (but definitely not the best) options for stress-relievers. Furthermore, in some situations stress can literally kill you. A strong and not expected news or occurrence can even cause heart attack.
And here comes the nightmare for women – stress is capable of faster aging. Stress makes your skin look tired and it is the main reason for the additional wrinkles.
These are some of the most popular effects of stress on your health. Keep that in mind and try to protect yourself from stressful situations and factors as much as you can. And remember: “No medicine cures what happiness cannot. G.G.Markez”