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Health Problems Related to Stress

Chronic stress in your life can cause or worsen a whole host of different diseases and health issues if left untreated. Stress is a built-in physiologic response to a perceived threat or real threat. Your body naturally responds by increasing blood pressure, you breathe faster, your hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline increases. Over time, these causes health problems.
Heart Disease
Chronically stressed patients have been suspected to have increased heart disease and related illnesses. Stress causes the increase of your heart rate and blood flow. Health issues like high blood pressure and cholesterol can be contributed partly to stress.  Sudden emotional stress can cause heart attacks and strokes. The more stress you endure, the higher your risk of having a heart attack and dying suddenly from one.
Asthma
Researchers have suspected that stress can worsen asthma.  Children with chronically stressed parents have a greater chance of developing asthma.
Obesity
Stress seem to cause more fat to be deposited in your abdomen. Excess fat in your abdomen poses a greater health risk than fat deposited in your legs or hips.
Diabetes
Stress seems to raise the glucose levels of people with type 2 diabetes.
Headaches
Stress is one of the major triggers that causes tension headaches and migraines.
Anxiety and Depression
Chronic stress is connected with a higher rate of depression and anxiety.
Accelerated aging
Chronic stress is believed to accelerate aging by 9 to 17 additional years.
Immune System
Stress can also lead to a weakened immune system

 

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