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Health Problems Caused Due To Stress

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.

Stress can lead to many serious health problems.

Stress can lead to many serious
health problems.

Listed below are a few major health problems that are caused due to being stressed:

Stress leads to asthma. Stress is known to really exacerbate asthma. Some researchers state that a pregnant mother suffering from chronic stress puts her baby at a risk for developing asthma. The study also suggests that parents, who are frequently stressed out, put their kids at risk for being stressed as well and ultimately at risk for developing asthma.

Stress can make you pack on the pounds. Stress tends to make you simply obese. Stress forces our bodies to release the hormone cortisol in excessive amounts and this is the culprit for one putting on extra weight particularly in the abdomen area. Moreover, excess fat in the belly tends to pose greater health risks than fat on the lower body.

Stress causes heart disease. Researchers suggest that stressed out individuals are at a higher risk of suffering from high blood pressure, irregular heartbeats, stroke, heart attack and other heart problems. Additionally, stress seems to have a straight effect on blood vessels and the heart. Stress can lead to other problems that can indirectly affect your heart such as smoking, drinking etc.

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Stress and the Various Problems that Can Accompany it!

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance

Stress is known to be the cause of many ailments

Stress is known to be the cause
of many ailments

 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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