Stress is a reality of daily life and is the consequence of both the bad and good things that take place. Too much stress can lead to serious health problems. A stressful life is, in fact, the hallmark of lots of other troubles in one’s life. Stress is the eventual evidence of the mind-body relationship. Your mind distinguishes the stress; your body acts in response to it in a physical manner. In actual fact, there truly isn’t a component of your body that isn’t influenced by stress.
Taking daily life stress too much can really put your health in danger. Because even in case a stressful event happens to you once, your body undergoes different responses and all leads to exhaustion of your energy stores.
First of all, under stress body releases adrenaline and it has a wide range of effects on the body. It makes the heart to beat faster and also increases the rate of respiration.
Now if you are experiencing stress daily and also taking it on your nerves, your body starts on releasing stored sugar as well as fats. These can lead to more feeling of weakness and exhaustion. You would likely to be indulged in drinking a coffee or a tea more often; even you may indulge in more smoking and alcohol drinking. These all are further deteriorating elements for your health.
With all these bad habits and daily stress, you may probably experience enhanced sort of anxiety, memory related problems, negative thinking and also catch flu or fever more often than normal. At this stage, still, if you control your stress, you can come out of all these problems. But in case you could not, your energy stores will be drained totally. We know when we are in stress either we eat too much or too low. In case you are taking a meal with low frequency, you may likely to experience more lethal problems like insomnia, weight loss, loss of focus and concentration, reduced working capacity, behavioral and personality changes and even judgmental problems. You may also develop serious diseases for instance heart diseases, hypertension or certain other mental illnesses.
We have mentioned that if you are under constant stress, you are likely to catch flu and fever more often. The reason is that constant type of stress reduces your immune power to fight against the infections and certain diseases. Your response to stress reduces white blood cell count, which in turn decreases your ability of the body to heal itself. In this way, you frequently experience cold, fever, infections or flu.
Stress has even more ill effects to our body parts. It can lead to problems like dry mouth or halitosis. It affects muscles of the eye which becomes tired so early than normal. Even chronic type of stress can lead to changes in the skin. A daily stressful event can even cause bowels upset such as diarrhea or constipation.
But there are many methods of dealing with stress that can decrease your risk of acquiring ill effects. The need is to understand and recognize your real problem, work on its solution, share about it with your friends and family members and learn about management of stress in a better way. In this way, you will remain stress and tension free and will be able to enjoy life to it’s fullest!
Amna Sheikh is a medical doctor with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Bachelors in Economics and Statistics. She is also a medical writer working as a freelancer for 10+ years and she is specialized in medical, health, and pharmaceutical writing, regulatory writing & clinical research. All her work is supported by a strong academic and professional experience.