The Health Effects Of Stress On Your Body

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The Health Effects Of Stress On Your Body

Research has shown that 43% of adults suffer the health effects of stress. Did you know that 75% to 90% of all doctor’s visits are stress-related?

According to Ann Pietrangelo, there are stress hormones in the body that trigger the body’s fight or flight response.

The response was built into the body system to protect towards emergencies by preparing you to act quickly. However, when the stress response keeps firing day after day, it could the health at serious risk.

There are various types of symptoms of stress; physical, cognitive and chronic.

Physical symptoms include low energy, headaches, insomnia and lack of sexual desire.

Chronic symptoms include irritability, depression and anxiety.

Cognitive symptoms include constant worrying, forgetfulness, poor judgement and inability to focus.

In the United States, stress costs industries more than USD300billion.

The health effects of stress include a high risk of heart attack, high blood pressure, stomach ache, and fertility problems, amongst others.