DOES STRESS STRENGTHEN YOU?
Top 14 classic effects of stress that you often mistake for symptoms of serious illness
Insomnia, headaches, weight gain, depression. You have recently experienced at least one of these symptoms. Perhaps even consulted a doctor. But do not rush to seek medical treatment. These common health problems are often misdiagnosed today. And the reason for them lies far from the physical aspect of your body. It's so commonplace and so common that it's easy to overlook it.
This phenomenon is so popular today that we don't even pay attention to it. We do not think and do not speak. But a myriad of scientific studies around the world show just how powerful stress can have on health and well-being. Not only does the general tone of the body decrease, we feel tired and less energetic. Symptoms appear that are tantamount to complications in hypertension, for example, or even autoimmune disorders.
He who is forewarned is armed. The better you understand the cause of the ailment, the more attention you can focus on addressing the underlying problem.
Below are the top 14 classic effects of stress that wreak havoc on our health. In the next newsletter - about how you can influence these conditions in order to quickly bring the body back to normal.
Blood pressure : Stress can raise blood pressure by constricting blood vessels and speeding up your heart rate. It can harm your health if the exposure is repeated frequently.
Food Addiction : When you're stressed, it may be harder to resist sugar or fat cravings. You've probably heard the expression “seize stress”. We call this emotional eating. There would be no problem if during such periods people were drawn to apples, tangerines or any other fruits or vegetables. But it is stress that affects us in such a way that it seems vital to us to eat something harmful, sweet or fat.
Stress weakens the immune system. Therefore, some get sick often and for a long time, and some calmly endure any weather anomalies. Germs and viruses are more likely to "attack" those who are under stress.
These manifestations are very similar to the usual symptoms of diseases. But treating them in standard ways is pointless, health will suffer until you learn how to work with stress correctly.
Weight Gain : Studies have shown that when stress and cortisol levels are high, the body stimulates the storage of fat, especially in the lower abdomen. This belly fat, also known as visceral fat, in turn reduces the performance of internal organs and, most importantly, increases the body's insulin resistance. This is when the body stops recognizing insulin, which helps in the breakdown of glucose. As a result - obesity, type 2 diabetes, and other troubles.
Heart disease : Coronary artery disease has been found to be significantly more common in people under chronic stress. It has also been shown that the frequency of heart attacks increases due to severe stress.
Insomnia: Stress causes insomnia, making it difficult to fall asleep and restful night rest. Stress also causes what is known as a disruption in the body clock, which can disrupt the balance between sleep and wakefulness.
Tense headaches : Stress causes your body to release chemicals like adrenaline and cortisol. These chemicals can cause vascular changes that trigger headaches, tension in the head, and migraines. The researchers also found that stress-induced fluctuations in neurotransmitters - serotonin and endorphins - activate pain pathways in the brain, leading to headaches.
Memory: Chronic stress has been shown to reduce spatial memory: a memory that helps you remember locations and link objects. Researchers have also found a link between increased cortisol levels and difficulty forming new memories.
Hair loss : Acute stress causes three types of hair loss known as telogen effluvium, trichotillomania, and alopecia.
Pregnancy : Severe stress can increase the chances of preterm birth. Some studies suggest that very high stress levels can affect fetal brain development.
Digestion: Stress can cause or worsen heartburn, stomach cramps, constipation, or diarrhea. A common digestive problem known as IBS, irritable bowel syndrome, has been reported to be fueled by stress.
Brain function : Studies using brain screening show that chronic stress can reduce the amount of tissue in the areas of the brain that regulate emotion and self-control.
Premature aging : Chronic stress can reduce telomerase, the substances that make up the protective caps at the ends of cell chromosomes - telomeres. As telomeres contract, their cells grow faster and die younger, contributing to premature aging and shortening human lives.
Cold: stress weakens the immune system. Therefore, some get sick often and for a long time, and some calmly endure any weather anomalies. Germs and viruses are more likely to "attack" those who are under stress.
Sexual drive : Studies show that women who are stressed tend to have a decrease in sex drive, while men have less enjoyable sexual experiences during such periods.
In the next article, you will learn what stress is for our body and is it possible to somehow adequately calculate, touch, see its effect on the human body? Are there any objective anatomical connections between the emotional state of a person and his physical health? Yes, and I tested it as a Belly Editing Master and Energy Therapist. And also, I understood how to work with these conditions in order to help the patient as effectively as possible. But more on that in the next mailing lists. Take care of yourself!