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Role Of Stress On Your Body & How To Beat It

By Sravia Sivaram

Stress levels are increasing day by day for almost everybody out there; there isn't an adult who has escaped from the physical and mental effects of stress.

Did you know that both your body and your environment can contribute to your stress levels? Read further to know how stress affects the body.

Chronic stress over a long period of time can create several problems in the body. Stress can be brought about by internal stressors or external stressors.

Stress symptoms can be affecting your health even though you may not be realising it.

You might think some illness is to be blamed for that headache, insomnia, weight gain or decreased productivity at work.

Stress symptoms can affect your body, your thoughts and feelings and your behaviour. Stress that is left unchecked can lead to many health problems like high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes.

Continue reading this article to know about the long-term effects of stress.


1. Muscle Issues:

Stress can cause the muscles to stress. Chronic stress can lead to early atrophy or skeletomuscular disorders.


2. Respiratory Deficits:

This can be quite significant if you have trouble breathing or ailments like asthma. Stress can cause you to breathe more forcefully, causing a strain on your respiratory system. This is one of the long-term effects of stress.


3. Heart Troubles:

No, heartbreak isn't actually a myth. Studies have shown that people with extreme levels of stress are more susceptible to heart diseases and risk. High levels can also cause heart attack.


4. Stress And Sex:

This can affect both men and women. Chronic stress can affect the libido, desire and the ability to perform in men. It can lead to erectile dysfunction as well in some cases. This tells you enough about what stress does to your body.


Personal Cause Of Stress:

Stress can be caused by both internal and external factors. If you dealing with external stress, then you need to move away from the situation. Internal or personal cause of stress can be harder to deal with.


How To Deal With Stress:

A simple way to deal with stress in your life is to meditate. Meditation is the tool that you need to bring about peace and balance in your life. Meditation is very useful if done in conjunction with mindfulness. This is one of the natural ways to cope with stress.

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Story first published: Monday, October 9, 2017, 17:33 [IST]
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