How Stress Affects Your Health

Divine You Mag - How Stress Affects Your Health

Divine You Mag – How Stress Affects Your Health

Stress symptoms may be affecting your health, even though you might not realize it. You may think illness is to blame for that nagging headache, your frequent insomnia or your decreased productivity at work. But stress may actually be the culprit.

If you’re constantly under stress, you can have physical symptoms, such as headaches, an upset stomach, high blood pressure, chest pain, and problems with sleep.

Increased Heart Rate

When we enter into the fight or flight mode, the heart-rate naturally speeds up. While this may be a great thing if we need to run quickly, overtime this can significantly tire out the heart and lead to cardiovascular diseases, increased cholesterol and even excess belly fat. [1]

Severe Headaches

Stress can cause everything from a minor headache to a migraine. This is due to “fight or flight” chemicals that your body releases, in addition to making your muscles tense up. [2]

Memory

Too much of the stress hormone cortisol can interfere with the brain’s ability to form new memories. During acute stress, the hormone also interferes with neurotransmitters, the chemicals that brain cells use to communicate with each other. That can make it hard to think straight or retrieve memories. [3]

Hair Loss

Severe stress can harm your locks. Stress can trigger hair loss from an autoimmune condition known as alopecia areata. If stress is coupled with anxiety, it can contribute to a mental disorder that gives people an urge to pull their own hair out. [4]

When stress is prolonged over a period of time, or not managed properly it often becomes chronic, which can impact your overall health. The good news? There are activities that you can do to reduce the impact that stress has in your life. At Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso we offer a lot of remedies and treatments that will realise stress and make you feel rejuvenated.

 

[1] Information based on https://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/how-stress-affects-your-health/
[2] http://www.lifelinescreening.com/Community/Health-Facts/Health-Facts/How-Stress-Affects-Your-Health
[3] http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/11/28/7-surprising-ways-stress-affects-your-health.html
[4] http://www.lifelinescreening.com/Community/Health-Facts/Health-Facts/How-Stress-Affects-Your-Health