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Stress Illness: What Are Stress-Related Illnesses and Health Risks?

Updated on January 21, 2010

If you're often stressed out, you can end up dealing with stress-related illness that can put your health at risk. Not only can chronic stress lower the quality of your life, but it can also shorten your life.

In today’s society, most people are inundated with overwhelming stress. For those constantly dealing with excessive and chronic stress, the body’s fight-or-flight response is constantly on. In turn, the resulting stress hormones released are chronically high.

Long-term and constant exposure to high levels of cortisol, adrenaline and other powerful stress hormones can disrupt many processes in the body. This is toxic to your body and it can put you at increased risk for numerous stress-related illnesses and other health problems, including obesity, high blood pressure, digestive problems, heart disease, memory impairment, decreased immunity and worsening of other diseases.

Chronic stress can increase your risk for a stroke and heart attack as well as change the outcome of cancer and other illnesses. In addition, even small and persistent stress of daily life can make you age faster.

Unfortunately, there are many causes of stress and they can't be completely avoided. But, you can reduce and manage your stress. By using effective stress management techniques, you can prevent the damaging effects of stress to your body. You can avoid stress-related illnesses that can lower the quality of your life as well as shorten your life.

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      Neelakshi 4 years ago

      If the insurance is tghruoh your employer, you should have been given a brochure with information on all the conditions the insurance covers - and the percentage of costs it covers.If you don't have that information, call the number on your insurance card and ask to speak to someone who can verify exactly what conditions are included and from whom you can request that they send you a copy of the brochure.You always want something that is written down to have as back-up in case someone gives you conflicting information or you are refused coverage in error. Was this answer helpful?

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      Wail 4 years ago

      Bipolar and anxiety dirdsoer often go hand in hand. Even though they are usually both present in one person, they are still separate dirdsoers. They just tend to come together. You will need a diagnosis by a professional to tell what exactly you have. I have both bipolar and anxiety dirdsoers, and I take a few different medications. Your psychiatrist will know how to help you, so I strongly suggest getting one. Bipolar dirdsoer and anxiety dirdsoers both have a very wide treatment spectrum, there are hundreds of medications and some combination will be right for you. Good luck!

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