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Negative Effects Of Stress On Your Body

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The human body is not designed to handle stress at high levels that is why stress can have some physical effects on your body and its functions. Some effects of stress on the human body include;

1. BREATHING PROBLEMS

During stress one breaths in and out a lot as a natural occurring body response in an effort to distribute blood rich in oxygen in and out of our system. If one has pre-existing breathing problems like asthma, this may prove to worsen the situation.

2. HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

Stress makes our hearts to pump faster pushing blood rich in adrenaline to all parts of our body in response the Central Nervous System’s command of fight or flight. This is advantageous in that it can make you fight or run for longer however it makes your blood pressure raise significantly.

3. DIABETES

In response to the fight or flight command, the liver produces blood sugar to replenish energy levels in your body. Being chronically stressed leads you to have high levels of blood sugar in your system frequently consequently leading to type 2 diabetes.

4. MUSCULAR PAIN

During stressful situation the muscles tense and relax frequently in response to the stress situation. This recurrent stress events may get tensed up to a point where they fail to relax. This leads to headaches, back pains, shoulder pains. This develops to health problems over time.

5. WEAKENED IMMUNE SYSTEM

Stress kindles the immune system causing a positive response during instant situations. However after a while of frequent stress instances, our immune system will go down making us more vulnerable to common diseases.

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