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Health Problems Caused By Stress

In order to know the health problems that can be caused by stress first, we need to know what is stress and how it can affect the human body. As many people don’t even get to know that is going through stress. Therefore it is essential to know when you are under stress and how badly it is affecting you.

What Is Stress?

Stress is considered as the body’s reaction to harmful situations it could be real o perceived. Whenever a person feels threatened, there is a chemical reaction that occurs in your body that eventually allows acting in a way to prevent injury. The reaction created is known as fight-or-flight or the stress response. Whenever a person is under stress the heart rate increases, blood pressure rises, muscles tighten and it also worse the current health issues.

Health Problems That Are Caused By Stress

Here we are going to discuss some of the diseases caused by stress or common health problems that could be caused by stress:

Heart Disease

According to certain researchers stressed-out type, A personality has a higher rate and risk of developing high blood pressure or heart problems. Stress can directly affect your heart by increasing heart rate and blood flow. Also, stress causes the release of cholesterol and triglycerides into the bloodstream. The deadly disease stress can also lead you to smoke or get obesity that can increase the heart-related risks.


People who suffer from asthma should stay away from stress as it can worsen their asthma. According to several studies, a parent's chronic stress might even increase the risk of developing asthma in their children.


Obesity can be developed by stress. Obesity is considered as excess fat in the belly that seems to pose greater health risks than fat on legs or hips. According to a nutritionist “Stress causes higher levels of the hormone cortisol” she further says "and that seems to increase the amount of fat that's deposited in the abdomen."

Also Read: Is Stress Making Me Fat?


If a person has diabetes, stress can worsen the situation of a diabetic person. As it can increase the likelihood of bad behaviour in diabetic people such as unhealthy eating and excessive sugary drink due to which it can worsen the situation of the diabetic patient.


Headache is one of the common triggers of stress not only headache, but migraine as well.

Depression And Anxiety

Chronis stress is connected with higher rates of depression and anxiety.

Gastrointestinal Problems

Stress doesn’t cause ulcers; however, it can make them worse. Stress is also considered as a common factor increasing several problems such as heartburn, or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

Accelerate Aging

Stress is the major reason that can affect how you age. According to a study conducted stress seemed to accelerate ageing about 9 to 17 additional years.

Stress is a deadly disease for your health as it can make you feel hopeless and emerge several diseases as mentioned above, therefore, don’ stress out and always be happy.

Here is a happy kitty for you!