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How Stress Affects the Body

4 HOW STRESS AFFECTS THE BODY DID YOU KNOW? 43% of adults experience health issues related to stress 75-90% of doctor visits are for issues and complaints related to stress STRESS has been linked to medical issues including: Chronic headaches Heart problems High blood pressure -------------- Arthritis Diabetes Anxiety Depression: THE EFFECTS OF STRESS MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM Stress causes muscles to be in a near-constant state of tension Taut, tense muscles can eventually lead to pain The neck, shoulders. and back are Usually associated with chronic tension Stress-related musculoskeletal problems should be treated for better recovery RESPIRATORY SYSTEM Stress can speed up your breathing This can cause issues for people with asthma or other breathing problems Makes it more difficult to get the oxygen you need Difficulty breathing can in turn make the rest of the body tight and tense CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM Both acute and chronic stress can affect the heart and blood vessels Chronic stress can increase heart rate due to elevated levels of stress hormones W. Knowledge of having a heart issue can in turn encourage more stress Stress management is essential for reducing cardiovascular symptoms PROVIDED BY: Back to Health chiro practic WWW.BACKTOHEALTHGENEVA.COM SOURCES: http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/stress-body.aspx http://www.webmd.com/balance/stress-manage- ment/effects-of-stress-on-your-body

How Stress Affects the Body

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Stress and heart issues go hand-in-hand! Chronic stress can increase heart rate due to elevated levels of stress hormones. Knowledge of having a heart issue can in turn encourage more stress. See othe...

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