The Slow Poisoning Effects of Stress

We live in a world where everything moves fast enough to sometimes get us rattled. In out external environment or even our home we are hard pressed at every point of time to do the right things at the right time. We are always stressed and it wouldn’t be wrong to say, before, during and even after completion of the job. This leads to a lot of physical and mental pressure that your body has to handle on an everyday basis.
The story does not end with out ‘just’ being stressed. The after effects of stress affect our existence and can cause irreparable damages to our health.

The Physical Effects of Stress:

  • Exhaustion and tiring out easily.
  • The digestive system gets hit and the ability to digest food easily gets affected. Bowel movement is irregular therefore increasing the toxins in your body. Along with that surfaces irritable stomach problems.
  • Over indulging in food. Often people eat more than their body actually needs and crave the wrong kind of food. It enhances the sugar level of your body and that gets deposited as fat. Obesity is not too far behind due to stressful eating. It could also go the other way with loss of appetite and ulcers in the stomach. Chances of being diabetic is very high as well.
  • Insomnia sets in and one gets addicted to medications that induce sleep. What can be done naturally gets dependent on chemical pills.
  • Excessive stress causes the scalp to dry out. Problems such as hair loss, itchiness and scalp infections stet in. The skin gets affected and gets a swarthy tone and loses its natural glow.
  • Migraines and headaches become a constant companion.

The Social Effects of Stress:

This is as far as the physical effects of stress on the body. We are social animals, and do suffer socially as well.

  • Easily irritable and low tolerance levels.
  • Avoid social gatherings.
  • Relationships and interpersonal skills get affected.
  • Mood shifts and psychological imbalance.
  • Depression and loss of focus.

Stress has a slow poisoning effect. It does a great deal of physical as well as mental damage. It is best to slow down and pace out things rather than give in to the effects of stress.