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The Surprising Ways Stress Can Affect Your Body—Explained!

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May 07, 2021

Pressure. Worries. Tension.
—STRESS.

Stress is a normal body reaction that affects our physical, emotional, and intellectual responses, and if we don’t take action, it can create or worsen health problems.

If you feel unexplainable changes going on in your body, read how these issues can be caused by stress:

1. Stress causes breakouts

Stress harms our skin. Have you noticed that you break out more when you are stressed? That is because stress causes our body to make cortisol, which tells our glands to make more oil! I know right we’ve all been there at some point.

2. Stress causes hair to fall

Experiencing a hair fall during an already stressful time is frustrating. High-stress levels induce hair follicles into a resting phase, which results in hair fall. But don’t panic, it’s organic! That is just a normal response of the body to stress. It goes away without any treatment as long as you know how to identify and manage your triggers.

3. Stress weakens your immune system

When you are stressed, it weakens your immune system and reduces your body response, that is why you are more susceptible to viral illnesses like flu, and the common cold.

4. Stress causes body aches

Have you ever felt your neck and shoulder becoming stiff when you’re in the middle of deadlines? When you are stressed, your mind tenses up and so do your muscles too! This leads to body soreness and aches that don’t seem to let up.

5. Stress causes acid reflux

Stress triggers hyperacidity. If you are a coffee lover, make sure you do not consume it on an empty stomach. You might also experience sudden cravings for spicy and oily foods (tara, chicken wings?) — Nah ah ah! those are not tolerated well by your stomach with its altered condition when you’re stressed out.

6. Stress causes weight fluctuations

When you feel pressured or stressed, you tend to overeat or under-eat. There are instances where you suddenly crave for something and you have this desire to quickly have it? Fries, burgers, and milk tea? Hmm, stress eating yan!

Maintaining a healthy weight when you’re stressed could be challenging, so it’s important to watch out for your food intake.

7. Stress affects your menstrual cycle

Once a month, women all need to juggle all their emotions that invade their minds and hearts, that is why missing it on a normal discharge might be terrifying for women. Research says, stress is also considered to be the common cause of missed or late menstrual periods which changes your menstrual cycle. But don’t panic, it’s organic, you need to know first that missing periods can be normal sometimes, gal. So, to have peace of mind, schedule an appointment with your OB-Gyne just to make sure all is well.

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