17 Reasons To Avoid Stress
17 Health Problems That Researchers Have Linked To Stress
Higher stress levels have been associated with a greater number of headaches per month.
- Hair Loss
In a study comparing sets of twins, those women who reported higher stress levels experienced greater thinning and hair loss
In animal studies, chronic stress has been linked to damaged glutamate receptors and impaired memory
- Acne / Psoriasis
Singaporean researchers found a significant increase in acne among students at exam time, especially male students
In a 2010 study, a poor psychosocial work environment was shown to double the risk of developing a sleep problem
- Heart Attacks
A study of 200,000 employees in Europe found those with stressful jobs are 23% more likely to have a first heart attack.
- Worsens Asthma
In a study of 5000 adults, chronic stress was found to double the risk of asthma.
- Cravings For Sugar And Fat.
Animals studies have shown that an elevated level of stress hormone CRF tends to lead to craving for sweet foods.
Stress can disturb the delicate balance of microorganisms in our guts, leading to multiple digestive problems.
- Belly Fat
Repeated studies have linked elevated cortisol level with excess fat in the abdominal region, even among otherwise slender women.
- Back Pain
Stress, along with elevated cortisol levels, has been linked to chronic back pain. Stress management is a treatment option for chronic pain sufferers.
- Sex Drive
Studies have shown that elevated cortisol levels appear to interfere with sexual function and prevent us from getting aroused.
- Blood Pressure
Stress results in higher blood pressure, which can result in a host of health problems including heart disease.
- Adrenal Fatigue
Chronic stress can lower sex hormonal levels, and ultimately impair the body’s capacity to produce stress hormones too. This can lead to symptoms like fatigue, an inability to handle stress and low immunity.
- Blood Sugar
During stressful situations, hormones like adrenaline and cortisol cause our blood sugar to rise.
One study showed that men under permanent stress were 45% more likely to develop Type II diabetes.
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- Immune System
Stress has repeatedly been shown to weaken immunity. It also appears that the duration of the stress, not the severity, is the most important factor