Stress good and bad health?
Your body’s way of protecting itself from real or imagined danger is though stress.If danger is sensed a phenomenon called “fight or flight” automatically kicks in. This is a symptom of protection for your health and has been with man since the begining of time.
Stress is not generally thought of as a good thing, there are benefits. It can make us energized and alert to protect against an emergency that may come up. When good stress is at work it can be life saving and is important part of our lives. It can also help you rise to meet challenges that come up in everyday life.
Beyond a certain point, stress stops being helpful and starts causing major damage to your health. You may notice symptoms with family issues, work issues, managing your finances, or coping with relationships. Stress is everywhere. And while a little stress is OK, too much and the symptoms of stress can have serious consequences on your health. Feeling down emotionally and making you sick both mentally and physically.
Consequences of stress on Long-Term health?
Stress every now and then is not something to be concerned about. Ongoing symptoms, however, can cause or exacerbate many serious health problems, including:
- Mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety, and personality disorders
- Heart health – cardiovascular disease, including heart disease, high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart attacks, and stroke.
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- Obesity and other eating disorders
- Menstrual problems
- Sexual dysfunction, such as impotence and premature ejaculation in men and loss of sexual desire in both men and women
- Skin and hair problems, such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema, and permanent hair loss
- Gastrointestinal problems, such as GERD, gastritis, ulcerative colitis, and irritable colon