5 Ways how stress is causing a rapid decline in your health and how to combat it

With the increasing work pressure and hectic lifestyle, one is bound to be stressed. But constantly being under a lot of stress can be dangerous for your health. Find out why.
5 Ways how stress is causing a rapid decline in your health and how to combat it 5 Ways how stress is causing a rapid decline in your health and how to combat it
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Stress has become a quintessential part of our lives. From reaching office on time to the dilemma of choosing the right dress for the get-together, stress is a staple aspect of everything we do. It has become ingrained in our systems and has become our second nature.

 

Although stress isn’t really a disease, it can affect your health in a variety of ways and can lead to several illnesses and health problems. Have a look at some of the ways in which stress can be dangerous for your health.

Weakens the immune system

 

The immune system that protects you from various diseases can become weak if you are constantly under a lot of stress. It can increase your proneness to infections and can slow down wound-healing.

 

Affects memory

 

Constantly being under stress, increases the levels of stress hormones that can damage the hippocampus, which is responsible for memory. The brain to protect itself, turns off the adrenals, resulting in adrenal burnout. 

Slows down metabolism

 

It can increase your desire for high-fat and sugary foods, thereby increasing your toxin burden. Being stressed slows down the activity of the enzymes that break down the fats and detoxify the body.

 

Affects the gut

 

Stress increases the growth of harmful bacteria and loosens the barriers between the cells next to the intestines, this results in a leaky gut that leads to autoimmune diseases and inflammation. 

 

Alters gene expression

 

The genes that determine the amount of fat your body can store, the ageing process, your immunity and many other things can get changed when your body produces chemicals due to stress.

 

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