At the time when life has transformed into an endless to-do list, stress is unavoidable. It affects not only our daily wellbeing, but it has become one of the most dangerous triggers of the most life-changing serious conditions as well. According to the latest statistics, 85% of adults experience stress regularly and 39% feel stress at least one day per week.
Being stressed the majority of the time forces people to look for stress relievers. Some of us find ourselves in exercising regularly, socializing, finding time for hobbies, going for long evening walks etc., while others turn to drugs, overeating, smoking, or regularly consuming an excessive amount of alcohol. Being overload with stress generates the development of cardiovascular conditions, sleep disorder, memory devastation, immune system destruction, bad habits development such as overeating, social withdrawal and much more.
Stress has a negative effect on different systems of aspect of people’s life.
Stress stimulates the heart to beat faster, which continually starts to work too hard for too long. It is responsible for raising the blood pressure increasing the chances of obtaining a stroke or heart attack.
An excessive amount of glucose produces under stressful conditions, which can be the reason for type 2 diabetes, as the human body is not able to cope with extra blood sugar dosage. Moreover, stress can impact the way food moves through the body, causing diarrhea, constipation, nausea, vomiting, or stomachache. Some people find in food consumption a relief that may lead to weight problems or even to obesity.
The immune system weakens if you suffer from stress overload. People become more irresistible to viral illnesses and infections, as well as it takes much more time to recover from injuries.
Sleep disorders are related to stress as well. It is characterized by intervention in physical, mental, and emotional functioning. Prolonged stress levels have been linked to hyperactivity, decreased sleep duration as well as causing a poorer quality sleep, impaired memory, which may lead to more stress.