Stress is a natural physical and emotional response to life. Diagnosis of a new disease, the death of a loved one, etc can create stress.
As people are working day and night, the busyness of work has increased. Anxiety has increased for various social and family issues. This anxiety and frustration are having a bad effect on a person’s mental health. As a result of increasing stress, many are stepping on the wrong path.
The effects of stress on our body are discussed below:
Stroke or heart attack:
Stress hormones affect your respiratory and cardiovascular systems. Excessive stress can lead to asthma and respiratory problems.
The heart pumps faster as a result of stress. Blood vessels supply more oxygen to your muscles due to stress hormones. It raises your blood pressure. When blood pressure rises, it can lead to a stroke or heart attack.
Blood pressure rises:
We are all more or less under stress. Excessive stress is one of the main causes of high blood pressure. So do breathing exercises, walk, read books to reduce stress.
Listening to music every day has been shown to reduce systolic blood pressure. Yoga exercises and meditation are also good ways to reduce stress.
Anxiety and stress can significantly reduce our lifespan. Stressed people are three times more likely to die prematurely than those who live a slightly relaxed life. Studies show that people who are frustrated and anxious about life have a 42% higher risk of dying prematurely than people who are optimistic about life. However, both laughter and a positive outlook on life can reduce stress and prolong our lives.
Hair falls out:
Stress weakens the hair by creating a deficiency of essential nutrients. Studies have shown that long-term stress can lead to hair loss. Under stress, food is not eaten properly, which leads to hair loss problems.
Helps to increase belly fat:
To create stress cortisol, the adrenal glands can help increase belly fat by triggering what is also known as the stress hormone. Studies have shown that high cortisol levels increase appetite and accumulate fat in the abdomen.
Do yoga exercises or meditation, it will reduce the stress a lot.
Affects the digestive system:
Stress helps the liver to produce extra blood sugar (glucose). If you are under chronic stress, your body will not be able to hold this extra glucose. Chronic stress can increase the risk of developing type-2 diabetes.
Stress hormones can also affect the digestive system. Excessive stress increases the chances of heartburn and acidosis. Excessive stress does not cause ulcers, but it does increase the risk of ulcers.
Causes pain in the body:
It is normal to be happy again after overcoming stress. However, if you are under constant stress, your muscles will not get a chance to relax. Tight muscles cause headaches, back and shoulder pain, and body aches.
Sexuality and reproductive system:
Stress is detrimental to both body and mind. Losing your desire is not uncommon when you are under constant pressure.
If the pressure continues for a long time, a person’s testosterone levels may begin to decrease. Chronic stress can also increase the risk of infection of the male reproductive organs, such as the prostate and testes.
Stress lowers our body’s resistance to disease. Immunity helps our body to avoid various infections and heal wounds. But over time, stress can weaken our immune system. Chronic stress can lead to fevers and common colds, as well as viral illnesses like other infections.