Okay, I get it. We’re all under stress, and because of that, you might just think that you just have to live with it and just deal with the consequences. But if you do, I have one big warning. If we don’t deal well with stress, it will slowly destroy your body and you may not even notice it until it’s too late.
So let’s talk about it. Here are some things that happen when stress starts to affect our bodies. One, it’ll increase heart rate and blood pressure. When we’re stressed, our bodies release hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol, which can cause our heart rate and blood pressure to increase. This can put a strain on your heart and increase the risk of heart disease.
It’ll also cause a weakened immune system. Stress can weaken your immune system, making it hard. For the body to fight off infections and illnesses, it can create digestive issues. Your stress can upset the stomach, make it harder to digest, digest food properly, leading to conditions like acid reflux, ibs and ulcers.
It can create muscle tension and chronic pain. Stress causes increased tightness in the muscles, and I’m sure you know what that feels like. And it can lead to things like, Pain in the back, neck and shoulders. Stress can cause or worsen mental health conditions like depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
it can create a lack of sleep. Stress can also make it difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep, which can lead to fatigue and a host of other related health problems. It can create skin issues. Yes, even your skin isn’t safe. Stress can cause skin conditions such as eczema and acne to worsen. So stress doesn’t just feel crummy.
There are some really big negative things happening in your. And even though you might feel like there’s nothing you can do about it, I promise you can. In the previous video, we talked about some things that you can do when you identify your stressors, but there are also some things that you can do to make your body more resistant to stress, and you’ll hear more about that in the next video.
I’m Dr. Emil Tompkins, and we’ll see you in the next one.