The influence of stress on the human body can be both positive and negative. Positive changes are caused by stresses that are not too strong and prolonged. Stress and its consequences are directly proportional phenomena, the stronger and longer the stress is, the more negative impact on your health it has.

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If the impact of stress is intense, sharp and time-consuming, then it is destructive. In attempts to compensate for the growing internal dissatisfaction, a person starts using psychoactive substances, alcohol, drugs, changes sexual preferences, makes rash acts, plunges into the world of gambling.

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This behavior only aggravates internal discomfort and adds even more problems to the person. Stress disrupts the habitual rhythm of a person's life. Stress affects the most vulnerable body systems: cardiovascular, gastrointestinal tract, endocrine system. Let’s look at 7 crazy things stress can do to your body:

#1. Your muscles. You can start feeling pain in your muscles or long headaches. Long stress can even lead to serious arthritis.

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#2. Your heart and lungs. Stress can increase your blood pressure and create blood clots. It also can lead to such diseases like asthma or chronic bronchitis.

#3. Your skin and hair. Stress makes your body lose its ability to repair. So, you can see big hair loss, skin rashes and excessive sweating.

#4. Your stomach. The level of your stress also influence your digestion and metabolism. You can start to have problems such as excessive gas or diarrhea.

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#5. Your shoulders, head, and jaw. You can have painful feelings in all these areas, if you have long stress.

#6. Your immune system. Prolonged stress can worsen your immune system and you can catch various diseases very quickly.

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#7. Your mental health. If you have too much stress, this will affect your mental health. This can lead to depression or to mental disorders.

The impact of stress on the human body may not manifest immediately, but cause a delayed development of a serious and sometimes life-threatening disease. So, if you have a stressful situation, help your body overcome it. This will save your health.

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The BetterMe Team wants you and those close to you to live a healthy, happy life! Your health is a valuable thing; look after your body and your mind so that you can live your life to the fullest – Remember you only get one!

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