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What are the Effects of Stress?

What are the Effects of Stress?
“I’m stressed out all the time. What can this do to me?”  A little bit of stress is normal. It is your body’s natural way of responding to scary or unfamiliar situations. However, the effects of stress over prolonged periods with no relief or relaxation can cause serious mental and physical problems. Some of these issues include chronic fatigue, depression, digestive issues such as an upset stomach, headaches and back pain. If you remain in stressful situations these are a few of the things which may be happening to your body: Your Immune SystemWhile short bursts of stress may boost your immune system, long-term stress can leave you more susceptible to infection and worsen skin conditions such as eczema, hives and acne. Your HeartLong-term stress can cause your arteries to narrow and elevate your cholesterol levels. This increases your chances of having heart disease, a heart attack and a stroke. Your...
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