It seems like in today’s world, everyone has something stressing them out, whether it is school, work, or relationship troubles, stress is a part of life. Besides being unpleasant, stress can have serious negative effects on a person. In fact, 43% of adults suffer adverse health effects due to stress. It affects someone in negative ways physically + mentally. Here are some of the side effects of letting too much stress into your life.
One of the most common effects of stress on your body is pain. Headaches, muscle pain, chest pain, and stomach pain. Besides pain, insomnia, and fatigue are caused by stress. It can also increase your heart rate + lowers your immune system’s effectiveness. Stress can also be linked to low fertility + erectile dysfunction. As everyone knows, acne can flare up when one is being affected by stress.
Psychological effects are also common when someone is stressed. Anxiety, irritability, change in sex drive, anger, sadness, depression, and lack of motivation + focus can plague someone suffering from a lot of stress. Stress can cause panic attacks in some individuals, You can also adopt unhealthy behaviors such as over/under eating, drug or alcohol use, social withdrawals, and angry outbursts.
I know what you’re thinking, “Thanks, Katherine, now I’m stressed about stress.” Never fear! Now that we have all accepted the problem you can work to relieve it!