With unbalanced lives, we are all more prone to stress than anything else. Statistically speaking, according to Lifeline Australia, alarmingly 91% of adult Australians feel stress in at least one important area of their lives. Almost 50% feel very stressed about one part of their life. Even the World Health Organisation says stress is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide and sadly, fewer than 25% of those with depression worldwide, have access to effective treatments.
There are various health issues that are concerned with stress. It is not just our mind, but also the entire body that suffers. There are numerous troubles your body goes through when you are stressed. Usually, emotional aches make us stressful, which reflects in our health. Even though stress is concerned with your mental health, it affects your physical health equally.
1. HEART DISEASE – Stress leads to increased heartbeats and blood flow. It increases blood pressure, causing the release of cholesterol and triglycerides into the bloodstream. Taking stress way too much can make you more prone to heart disease.
2. OBESITY – Stress in humans leads to a rising in the level of hormones that increase the amount of fat that is deposited in the abdomen. Obesity again adds up to the risk of cardiovascular risks. Problems like high blood pressure are also concerned with obesity.
3. DIABETES – Stress also makes a person more susceptible to the problems caused by diabetes. It increases the glucose level in people suffering from type 2 diabetes. Increasing glucose levels can worsen the condition of the patient.
4. ACCELERATES AGEING – Stress also interrupts your gradual ageing process. An excessive amount of stress affects how you age, accelerating it. It is not advisable for parents to remain stressful as it reflects on their kids.
5. HEADACHES – One of the common resultants of stress is a headache. Severe headaches can also include a migraine, which in a way disables you from enjoying some of life’s exciting moments.