Effects of Stress on the Female Body and Mind!

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  1. In long term, it may impair your body immune system. As a result, you will become easier to fall sick.
  2. Constant tension from stress would increase your risk of developing the pain of the shoulders, back, and neck.
  3. If you have certain chronic health conditions (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), your stress may worsen the symptoms.
  4. Stress is bad for your cardiovascular system, provoking hypertension and heart problems.
  5. It may also worsen the symptoms of IBS /irritable bowel syndrome, stomach ulcer, and GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux disease).
  6. Changes of appetite is also likely to occur with stress, causing weight changes. See also the link between stress and weight gain!
  7. Bad your skin health. Stress worsen skin problems such as acne.

In addition, stress may also affect your mind. For examples:

  1. It increases the risk of anxiety so you’re likely to have excessive fear of small things.
  2. Difficulty concentrating – you may find yourself difficult to get your concentration on tasks.
  3. Feeling of tired.
  4. It may affect the way of how you solve a problem. You may also feel cranky!
  5. You tend to get frustrated or lose your temper more easily.

Uncontrolled stress in long term may also increase the risk of depression. In fact, stress and depression are often found together in women.

Furthermore, the way of this emotional problem in affecting your mind is also dependent on: (a) your own personality, (b) the way of how you think to cope with the problem, (c) your experience to respond stress, (d), the social support you have, and (e) your own coping strategies!

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