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Know About The Diseases That Are Caused By Stress

Is stress the cause of your health concerns? Dive in to know more! 
Published -03 Jan 2022, 08:00 ISTUpdated -31 Dec 2021, 15:25 IST
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Are you stressed out about something? Has stress been eating you up lately? Did you know there are many diseases that may cause a major outbreak in your life due to stress? 

Stress is something that most of us deal with on a daily basis. Here’s a list of diseases you may suffer from if your stress levels go overboard and you tend to fall sick more often because of stressing out on every small thing! 

Heart Disease 

Researchers have long suspected that the stressed-out, type A personality has a higher risk of high blood pressure and heart problems. We don't know why, exactly. Stress can directly increase heart rate and blood flow and causes the release of cholesterol and triglycerides into the bloodstream.


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Many studies have shown that stress can worsen asthma. Some evidence suggests that a parent's chronic stress might even increase the risk of developing asthma in their children. One study looked at how parental stress affected the asthma rates of young children who were also exposed to air pollution or whose mothers smoked during pregnancy.


Excess fat in the belly seems to pose greater health risks than fat on the legs or hips- and unfortunately, that's just where people with high stress seem to store it. 

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Depression & Anxiety

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It's probably no surprise that chronic stress is connected with higher rates of depression and anxiety. One survey of recent studies found that people who had stress related to their jobs, like demanding work with few rewards, had an 80% higher risk of developing depression within a few years than people with lower stress.


One animal study found that stress might worsen Alzheimer's disease, causing its brain lesions to form more quickly. Some researchers speculate that reducing stress has the potential to slow down the progression of the disease.


Stress can worsen diabetes in two ways. First, it increases the likelihood of bad behaviors, such as unhealthy eating and excessive drinking. Second, stress seems to raise the glucose levels of people with type 2 diabetes directly.

Read More- Expert Suggests Simple Steps To Avoid Oxidative Stress

Gastrointestinal Problems

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Stress doesn't cause ulcers. However, it can make them worse. Stress is also a common factor in many other GI conditions, such as chronic heartburn and irritable bowel syndrome.

While we may not be sure of what problem or problems you may be facing, we highly recommend you to visit your doctor for further analysis. 

Are you having issues with stress? Connect with us over Instagram and let us know if we could be of any help. Stay tuned to HerZindagi for tips and tricks! 

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