Why is stress so bad for your health?



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    Stress is any sort of strain on your body, be it emotional, physical or psychological.  When your body is strained, it becomes bad for your health.  Stress causes your autonomic nervous system to overact, which can lead to physical health symptoms, such as heart disease, ulcers and so on.  There are also many different forms of stress, which can have different effects on your body and your health.

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    As cited, there are myriads effects. It makes your body respond in ways that it is not used to. It can cause you to lose your focus and lose control of different functions. It also can have lingering effects on your body and mind, and it can exist for a time without you knowing about it. It is important to manage your stress and make sure you take care of your body, as well as your mental and emotional state.

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    Stress causes your body to release cortisol, a natural steroid hormone, which helps your body’s ability to function.  It puts your body into “attack ready” or a “fight or flight” mode because the stress stimulates the body in preparation for whatever triggered the stress.  So often our stress levels don’t have enough time to recover.  High levels of cortisol for extended periods of time has been shown to be detrimental to your immune system, cause insomnia and cause hormone imbalances, just to name a few.  The research behind stress is still developing and scientists are still studying the long term effects.

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