The Most Common Stress-Related Illnesses

It’s not secret stress is apart of everyone’s life. Stress is what keeps us going at times of crisis. Our bodies go into a fight-or-flight mode, or in simpler terms, it fuels our adrenaline. Ironically, some of the benefits of stress include boosting our memory and enhanced child development. While stress does have its advantages, too much stress can wreak havoc on your health. Minor health problems caused by stress include headaches, nausea, and gastrointestinal upset. However, stress is a substantial contributing factor to other major diseases and ailments. Read on to learn about the most common stress-related illnesses and ways to correct them.



Obesity is the excess accumulation of fat throughout the body. If left untreated type, being obese can cause a lot of health issues. Living under constant stress just adds insult to injury and makes it difficult to lose weight. Individuals who are obese and ongoing stress are at higher risk of suffering a heart attack and stroke. Thankfully, losing excess weight is possible. Eating a well-balanced diet and exercising while learning how to manage stress is the first step. If you continue to hit a roadblock, schedule a visit with your doctor to help get you regimented with your new diet.

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HealthPrep Staff