Stress Management

The Top 4 Physical Illnesses Related To Stress

Imagine a situation, when you are working on a project and racing to finish it on time and you feel that your stomach is starting to cramp, or what  you will if you miss the bus to work and are not able to reach on time. You feel  your heart racing, pulse quickening, muscles becoming tense and breath shortening.  These are the symptoms of stress and lead to stress  induced illness.

There are different diseases which all have their root in excessive stress. Cardiovascular disease is on the top of the list of such diseases. Although the relationship between stress and cardiovascular has  not been clearly defined, but it is definitely there.

Stress is one of the major factors that lead to cardiovascular disease. Other factors which contribute to heart disease are high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking and obesity.If recently you have faced a heart attack, stroke, or other cardiovascular condition, it must be pointed out that stress has a major role to play in your illness.

Disorders like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are a major symptom of stress.  Although some psychological problems like anxiety does not cause IBS, people with IBS are tend to be more sensitive to their emotional problems. Both mind and body are connected to stress, but the mind is more aware of spasms than body. Stress may effects the immune system of the individual and it may cause IBS.

Weight gain or weight loss is also some of the common consequences of stress. Depending upon the affects of stress many individual either lose or gain weight. Some people go on eating binges and others loose their appetite. The effect of stress in terms of eating habits may differ from one person to another.

Gastric ulcers are regarded as another serious illness of stress. The stomach tends to produce more gastric juices under stress which cause erosion of the stomach’s sensitive lining. This can cause painful gastric ulcers.

Although the relationship between stress and physical illness is not clearly defined, research indicates that there is a causative relationship between stress and health. Undue stress has a bad effect on health.