How Stress Impacts on Your Body

Stress is a very normal part of modern life. However, if you find yourself constantly overwhelmed by stress and anxiety, then this could be a bigger issue than is normal. 

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 aging 

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. There are some treatments that can help to put a pause on the ageing process such as creams, or nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide- NAD is used for its anti-aging properties by increasing the naturally derived chemicals in our bodies, helping to dramatically improve the appearance of the skin. 

However, that doesn’t repair some of the other impacts of stress on our bodies. 

It can create issues with your heart and lungs 

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

If you experience symptoms like this regularly then it may be time to consult with a medical professional who can advise you. Seeking this medical attention can help 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 to 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. 

It can be a real pain in the neck (and jaw) 

Excessive pain in your neck and jaw could be a sign that you are stressed and require extra support. 

Your pain could spread to cause chronic headaches and achy shoulders. Since every part of our bodies are connected, all pain can be linked back to stress. Too much stress in your life may mean you need to change your lifestyle to prevent you from experiencing these debilitating issues and the profound impact on your health and wellbeing in the long run. 

Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.  

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