Stress can have various negative effects on the body, impacting both physical and mental health. Chronic stress may contribute to Cardiovascular Issues, for example, including increased risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, and heart attacks.
Stress can also weaken your immune response, making people more susceptible to illnesses, and exacerbate issues like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and contribute to digestive discomfort. This can be related to how stress can contribute to unhealthy eating habits and weight gain, particularly around the abdominal area.
And of course stress can drive anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders and sleep disturbances.
It’s crucial to manage stress through techniques like exercise, mindfulness, and seeking support when needed to mitigate its impact on your overall well-being.