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What Does Stress Cause?

Discussion in 'Health Care & Wellness' started by nirtime, Mar 7, 2015.

  1. nirtime

    nirtime Active Member

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    Hi there, I would like to know what are some of the most common stress related disorders?

    What are some of the worst stress related diseases?

    I am a sufferer myself but I'm not at the absolute worst of the worst.... Yet.
     
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  3. Shadowhunter

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    Whoooo boy. That's a big can of worms lol Small amounts of stress are normal and healthy. However, chronic or extreme stress not only strains you mentally, but leads to physical issues as well. Long term exposure to highly stressful situations can be downright dangerous. I'll just touch on a few to start with:


    Hair loss
    Breakouts
    Abdominal cramps
    Lower back pain
    Neck and shoulder pain
    Headaches
    Chest pain
    Anxiety and anxiety attacks
    Panic disorder
    Problems trying to sleep, staying asleep, or sleeping too much
    Night terrors/nightmares
    Post traumatic stress disorder
    Constant or unusually repetitive states of negative emotions such as fear, anger, confusion, irritability, sadness, etc
    Nausea and/or vomiting
    Diarrhea or constipation
    Acid reflux
    Overly high or low blood pressure
    Overly fast or slow heart rate
    Loss of consciousness/fainting
    Tremors, nervousness, feeling jittery
    Fluctuations between extreme feelings (eg. feeling too much vs. feeling numb, excessive crying, laughing, anger, "mood swings" etc.)
    Unusual weight gain or weight loss
    An abundant release in the hormone cortisol which encourages your body to store more fat (especially in the lower abdomen)
    Muscle cramps and seizes
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    Lower immune system (increased likelihood of contracting illness, once contracted illnesses may be prolonged and difficult to recover from)
    Unusually high or low libido
    Decreased sperm count in men
    Increased menstrual pain and irregular periods in women
    Increased frequency and intensity of migraines
    Appetite changes (eg. eating too much or too little, "stress eating")
    Eating disorders (eg. anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, food addictions, etc.)
    Thoughts of and/or attempts to self-harm (eg. banging head on surfaces, punching/kicking walls, getting into fights, mutilation, etc)
    Changes in personality (eg. suddenly withdrawn or suddenly extremely rambunctious, risky behaviors/acting out)
    Drug addictions (eg Caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, cocaine, abusing OTC or prescription pills)
    Changes in skin texture (eg uneven tone, dry to oily or vice versa)
    As a result of many of these, nutritional deficiencies which increases or even causes further stress
    Depression
    Unusual blood sugar readings
     
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    nirtime Active Member

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    Ill add to your list. very comprehensive!

    Skin disorders
    Acid reflux and Ulcers
     
  5. LadyDeath

    LadyDeath Senior Marketing Officer
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    Hormonal Imbalance especially in women where it messes with their Menstrual Cycles .

    Mental Illness

    Hives
     
  6. Shadowhunter

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    Can also lead to thyroid issues, high cholesterol levels (increased chance of heart disease), and diabetes
     
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