Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance
It is safe to say that, whether it is your work, parently duties, studies, relationships or simple health matters, we all seem to fall victims to stress dominating our every day lives— quite often. Stress is thought to be a leading factor that is responsible for causing numerous health problems ranging from cardiovascular ailments to neurogical drawbacks and also hormonal imbalances.
A few body functions that are affected by stress include one’s heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, and body fluid regulation. Moreover, stress has been shown to also stimulate the pituitary, which in turn orders the release of several chemical hormones for instance Aldosterone and Cortisol. Aldosterone is known to increase the sodium and potassium levels in our bodies, which as a resultant cause water retention and blood pressure. Whereas an elevated Cortisol level, induces insulin resistance which has been linked to diabetes. In addition, Cortisol promotes catabolism of muscle, which further leads to osteoporosis.
Furthermore, other physical drawbacks related to chronic stress include the lowering of the immune system, chronic muscle inflammation and tension, constipation, hyperventilation, migraines and further digestive problems. These problems can eventually lead to serious life-threatening illnesses such as heart attacks, kidney disease, and cancer.
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