• Desi Payne Super Blogger

Stress Triggers Illness


Our bodies are fearfully and wonderfully created to deal with stressful situations. What our bodies were NOT created for is to live in a fight or flight response on a daily basis. This type of stress over time causes wear and tear externally and internally. This non-stop stress will have your stress hormones pumping non-stop as well. If that happens, those high levels of stress hormones can result in your health being compromised. If you don’t learn to minimize, eliminate, or manage stress in your life, you could develop any of the following chronic problems (and this is only a partial list!):

Adrenal fatigue

Allergies

Anxiety

Autoimmune diseases

Cancer

Chronic fatigue

Decreased libido

Depression

Diabetes

Dizziness

Fibromyalgia

Gastrointestinal disorders

Headaches

Heart attack

Hostility

Hypertension

Immune system lowered

Irritability

Memory impairment

Muscle tension

Pain

Panic disorders

Skin conditions

Sleep disorders

Stroke

Weight gain

Physician and New York Times best-selling author Daniel Amen addresses chronic stress in his book, Change Your Brain, Change Your Body. He writes that chronic stress harms the brain: “Chronic stress constricts blood flow to the brain, which lowers overall brain function and prematurely ages the brain.” This is due to the effects of excessive amounts of the stress hormone cortisol, which has negative consequences for both cognitive function and emotional balance.

Take time today to be intentional about managing the stress in your life. Take care of yourself.

Your life depends on it!


Desi

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