Stress is one of the many ways the body responds to the environment. It can be a good thing because the stress response is the body’s way of protecting you. When working properly, it helps you stay focused, energetic, and alert. However, beyond a certain point, stress stops being helpful and starts causing major problems. Chronic stress disrupts nearly every system in your body. Here are 6 ways that stress is affecting you:
1. Raises blood pressure
2. Suppresses the immune system
3. Increases the risks of heart attack and stroke – yes, stress can kill you!
4. Contributes to infertility
5. Speeds up the aging process
6. Causes adrenal fatigue
Given the many negative impacts stress has on your body, it makes sense that 75% of doctor visits are stress-related. Have you been to the doctor lately for something that you now realize could have been caused by stress?