Is Stress Making You Sick?

Published on: September 14, 2016

Everyone has stress in their life, ranging from everyday issues to major problems such as medical conditions, financial hardships and emotional distress. While it is normal to worry or become distraught when these problems interfere with your life, allowing stress to accumulate can lead to bigger issues in your life, including health conditions. Stress is a major contributor to high blood pressure, cardiovascular issues and mental health problems that can deter from your wellbeing and affect your quality of life.

There are many ways stress can affect your health but one of the most alarming is your cardiovascular health. In an eight-year study on stress in Japan, 73,000 participants were monitored for health issues. Of the 7,000 men and 9,000 women that reported high levels of stress in their life, there were high levels of cardiovascular issues that occurred during the study. The men with high stress levels were almost twice as likely to have a heart attack, while women were twice as likely to have a stroke or other heart problems. There were also links to diabetes and other health conditions.

Stress can be relieved through many ways, including exercise, meditation and counseling. However, there is evidence that diet and nutrition can also play an important part in relieving stress, allowing the body to handle stress in a healthier manner. There can be nutritional aspects that impact how a person’s body reacts to stress, helping them manage the negative effects on their heart and other organs.

If you have high stress, it could be making you sick. It could even lead to a fatal medical condition. One option to controlling the negative effects of stress is to seek the medical advice of a naturopathic doctor. There may be nutritional factors that you can change to help your body recover from stress and reduce the impact on your heart and health.

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Wholistic Medicine Specialists of Atlanta
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