What serious diseases can be caused by stress?

Have you ever thought of a connection of stress and various diseases? How stress can influence the development of a number of serious diseases? Read the article and learn the symptoms.


The signals that we are under the influence of excessive stress can be very different from general malaise to physical pain.

The range of these symptoms is so wide that often people do not perceive them as stress signals. These include emotional reactions, for example, inadequate, exaggerated reaction to small problems, excessive irritability and intolerance, as well as overeating or lack of appetite, increased use of alcohol, tobacco or drugs, constant feeling of anxiety, inability to relax. We often complain about migraine or back pain, not even trying to connect them with the stress - and in vain!

Stressful situations can cause headache, lowering the temperature of hands and feet, indigestion, pain in the neck or back pain, sores, nausea, diarrhea or constipation, shortness of breath,  muscle cramps, and skin disorders (acne, psoriasis and so on).

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When the body is faced with the threat of physical or psychological, it begins to produce the so-called stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol.

So exhausted

Excess adrenaline increases blood clotting and pressure that may lead to myocardial infarction, heart stroke. Clinical studies have shown that stress can increase the level of cholesterol in the human blood, which in turn also increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Stress mechanism automatically slows down the digestive system to send more blood to the muscles and brain. Because of the constant stress vitamins and minerals from food are poorly digested, you suffer from nausea.

Digestion is hard, the skin does not get enough nutrition. In addition, under the influence of stress blood vessels expand, causing either excessive or insufficient blood flow. As a result, the skin cells are destroyed - it becomes dry, scaly, red, you see pimples.

 It can be caused by an excess of testosterone. This hormone is produced during stress to increase the level of aggression and muscle strength, which affects the skin condition.

Cortisol supports the energy reserves of the body, may cause an accelerated degradation of protein compounds, which in turn can lead to a significant loss of muscle mass.

Help me!

The response to stress - physiological reactions that occur at moments when we feel that we are not able to control the situation. Stress is accompanying people from the dawn of humanity, only the sources change over time.

This, in turn, results in such serious health problems as:

  • stroke and heart attack;
  • gastric ulcer;
  • hypertension;
  • hypotension;
  • eczema;
  • impotence,
  • bronchial asthma;
  • atherosclerosis.

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All these diseases develop at the background of growing sleepiness or insomnia, chronic fatigue, headaches, dizziness, memory impairment, reduced concentration, neurosis and depression. The patient loses a healthy human face - depleted nervous system, accelerating of aging process, poor condition of hair, skin, nails, etc.

This is a kind of a TEST - answers to the questions listed below will help you determine the ways to prevent stress.

  1. Sometimes you have  bad mood or you are depressed?
  2. Sometimes you have a condition when you do not want to work or do what you like and thus, delay the implementation of important plans?
  3. Even after doing exercises for a small amount of time, there is a feeling of fatigue, and in the evening you do not want to have anything?
  4. Feeling of tiredness is the constant one?
  5. It's hard to concentrate when you have working television, radio, or people talking near you?
  6. Often you have "parallel" thoughts, for example, you do one thing, but think about something else?
  7. During a call, do you have difficulties with vocabulary?
  8. The feeling of indecision began to appear more and more often?
  9. You have become more critical in evaluating your life?
  10. The word "failure" seems to insult you?
  11. The future is entirely pessimistic?
  12. There were a variety of sleep disorders?
  13. The appetite has lowered?
  14. There is sluggish, but a chronic disease that you just can’t get rid of?
  15. There were problems with the gastrointestinal tract?


What to do?

2 "yes" answers: you do not have a depression. Nevertheless for the prevention you are to move more and  consult a doctor.

3-4 "yes": minor depressive disorder. It is necessary to pay attention to the daily routine, add physical exercises or going to the gym and possibly after consultation with a doctor start drinking light antidepressants.

5-6 "yes": the depression is moderate. There are problems with  work about  the house. In this case, there is a risk of psychosomatic diseases. It is necessary to run to the doctor and follow his instructions.

7 or more "yes": severe depression. Perhaps you have atherosclerosis, ulcerous disease, and others. If you do not, the risk of these diseases is very high. It is not excluded that staying at the hospital is the only way to get rid of depression.

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