THE IMPACT OF CHRONIC STRESS
It’s been a lot for most of us to handle.
Our bodies are meant to experience stress as a motivator.
If you are facing a tight deadline or emergency situation, the heightened adrenaline response of stress can help you.
But if that response is prolonged, your body starts to face serious threats.
High levels of stress will lead to:
- Heartburn and GERD
- Rapid Breathing
- Muscle Tension
- Weaker Immune System
- High Blood Sugar
- Hypertension and High Blood Pressure
- Increased Heart Rates
- Stomachache and GI Issues (IBS)
- Lowered Libido and Fertility Struggles
- Erectile Dysfunction or Missed Periods
- Acne or Hives
- Hair Loss
- Grinding teeth
The impact of stress increases the longer it is left untreated.
Stress can turn into burnout or severe depression.
It can increase disease or make it hard to control your emotions. It can ruin your love life and cause a rift in your relationships.
If you can’t calm down to a resting heart rate under 75bpm, you are twice as likely to face an early death.
With stress, your body is in fight or flight mode.
You are ready to react, so your muscles are tense, your heart is working hard and your brain is firing on every cylinder.
If you are overtaxed, you may not be able to calm down after the end of a hard task.
There is no true downtime, which keeps your body in overdrive.