The effects of stress on your physical and mental health
brain and blood vessels: Stress hormone cortisol increase your heart
rate and your blood pressure. Cortisol can also raise your cholesterol
levels, raising your risk for heart attacks and strokes.
- Immune system: Stress response weakens your immune system, therefore decreasing your ability to fight cold and other illnesses.
- Digestion: Stress hormones interfere with your stomach normal functioning, causing stomachaches, diarrhea or constipation.
gain: Stress hormone makes you crave, sugar, fats, and carbohydrate
leading to weight gain and increasing your risk for heart disease and
health: Stress hormones creates a constant state of tension in your
body, and may eventually lead to, insomnia, anxiety & depression.
How to deal with stress
in daily exercise, this is one of the best stress-busters, and it can
improve your mood and alleviates symptoms of depression and anxiety
- Find time to do joyful & fun activities ( music, gardening, etc)
- Learn some relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing or meditation.
time for yourself and treat yourself well by eating healthy meals,
getting enough sleep, avoiding smoking & drinking too much &
you are unable to handle your stress, talk to a therapist who could
help you find other ways to manage the stress in your life.