The Impact of Stress On The Body

In the modern world, stress is an incredibly normal part of life, particularly during the pandemic era that we are living in. However, if you find yourself overwhelmed constantly by stress then you could be facing a bigger issue. 

Stress can play havoc on your immune system and your health overall if it’s not taken under control.

Here are some of the biggest issues in our bodies that are linked directly with stress.

It causes premature ageing 

Stress can lead us to pull and fix our faces in permanent positions which can lead to premature ageing. It can also impact on our sleep schedules and the choices we make in our diets, leading us to look and feel older than we really are. Do what you can to make sure you get good quality sleep, stay hydrated and work on some relaxation techniques to put a pause on the ageing effects of stress. 

It can cause pain 

Excessive pain could be a sign that you are experiencing stress and need extra support. Stress can cause us to tighten our muscles causing chronic pain that can lead to unproductivity which, in turn, can make us feel even more stressed!

Pain can spread to areas in the body, causing chronic headaches and aching shoulders. Many areas of pain in our lives can be put down to excessive stress. Pain management cannabis treatment can help with the pain associated with stress, as well as helping to deal with some of the stress itself. 

However, a complete lifestyle overhaul may help to prevent the debilitating impact on your health and wellbeing. 

It can create issues with your heart and lungs

Stress can create issues in our heart and lung function. Severe stress may cause difficulty breathing, which can lead us to stress and worry more. 

If you experience symptoms like this regularly then it may be time to visit your doctor to get some tests done to assure you that there’s nothing seriously wrong with these vital organs. 

They may also advise you how to prevent stress from building up so much that the symptoms persist and develop into a serious ailment further down the line. 

You could also help to regulate them by yourself by practising deep breathing exercises. 

It can cause issues with your immune system

If you find yourself feeling sick more often than usual, this could be down to the impact that stress has on your life. There are certain things that cause stress beyond our control, such as the jobs we have. However, with a highly pressurized job, you don’t have the option of just quitting your job when it causes you stress- in the same way you can’t take too much time off when that stress makes you sick. 

Instead, try to include foods that are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants so that you get the natural boost you need to stop you from getting sick. 

Stress is an epidemic in modern society, don’t let it take your life. 


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