STRESS 

5 IMPACTS OF STRESS ON PHYSICAL HEALTH 

Published By MintGenie Team | 04 Dec, 2023
Stress not only affects mental well-being but also significantly impacts physical health, arising from various sources like careers, relationships, and financial challenges in life.
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Here are some common effects of stress on physical health: 
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Cardiovascular problems

Chronic stress elevates the likelihood of heart disease, hypertension, and stroke, intensifying existing cardiovascular conditions.
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Digestive Problems

Stress can trigger digestive problems such as diarrhea, bloating, and abdominal discomfort, potentially worsening conditions like irritable bowel syndrome. 
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Sleep Issues

Stress disrupts sleep patterns, leading to insomnia or trouble falling asleep by altering the body's natural sleep-wake cycle through the impact of stress hormones.
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Weak Immune System

Persistent stress can compromise the immune system, increasing vulnerability to infections and illnesses.
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Weight Fluctuations

Stress often prompts unhealthy eating behaviors, resulting in weight fluctuations as individuals may either overeat or resort to unhealthy food choices as a coping strategy.
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