Stress can make serious damages to your body, bellow there are a couple of complications that may occur if the person cannot control the stress situation:
The full impact of mental stress on heart disease is just coming to light, but the underlying mechanisms are not always clear. Stress can certainly influence the activity of the heart when it activates the automatic part of the nervous system that affects many organs, including the heart. Stroke
In some people, prolonged or frequent mental stress causes an exaggerated increase in blood pressure, a risk factor for stroke.
Effect on the Immune System
Chronic stress affects the immune system in complicated ways, and may have various results.
Susceptibility to Infections. Chronic stress may have an effect on the immune system’s response to infections.. Several studies claim that people under chronic stress have low white blood cell counts and are vulnerable to colds. Once a person catches a cold or flu, stress can make symptoms worse. People who carry the herpes virus be more susceptible to viral activation following exposure to stress.
Inflammatory Response. Some evidence suggests that chronic stress triggers an over-production of certain immune factors called cytokines. Such findings may partly explain the association between chronic stress and numerous diseases, including heart disease and asthma.
A relationship between more stress and cancer has not been proven. Although stress reduction techniques have no effect on survival rates, studies show that they are very helpful in improving a cancer patient’s quality of life.
The brain and intestines are strongly related, and are controlled by many of the same hormones and parts of the nervous system. Indeed, some research suggests that the gut itself has features of a primitive brain. It is not surprising then that prolonged stress can disrupt the digestive system, irritating the large intestine and causing diarrhea, constipation, cramping, and bloating. Excessive production of digestive acids in the stomach may cause a painful burning.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Irritable bowel syndrome (or spastic colon) is strongly related to stress. With this condition, the large intestine becomes irritated, and its muscular contractions are spastic rather than smooth and wave-like. The abdomen is bloated, and the patient experiences cramping and alternating periods of constipation and diarrhea. Sleep disturbances due to stress can make irritable bowel syndrome even worse.
Peptic Ulcers. It is now well-established that most peptic ulcers are either caused by the H. pylori bacteria or the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medications (such as aspirin and ibuprofen). Nevertheless, studies still suggest that stress may predispose someone with H. pylori to ulcers.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Although stress is not a cause of inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis), there are reports of an association between stress and symptom flare-ups.
Stress can exacerbate existing diabetes by impairing the patient’s ability to manage the disease effectively.
Researchers are attempting to find the relationship between pain and emotion, but the area is complicated by many factors, including effects of personality types, fear of pain, and stress itself. A recent study suggests that chronic pain may impair the action of neutrophils, thereby weakening the immune response.
Muscular and Joint Pain. Stress may intensify chronic pain caused by arthritis and other conditions. Psychological distress also plays a significant role in the severity of back pain. Some studies have clearly associated job dissatisfaction and depression to back problems, although it is still unclear if stress is a direct cause of the back pain.
Headaches. Tension-type headaches are highly associated with stress and stressful events. Sometimes the headache does not start until long after the stressful event has ended. Additionally, stress can contribute to the development of headaches or cause headaches to occur more often.
Some research suggests that people who suffer from tension-type headaches may have some biological predisposition for translating stress into muscle contractions. Among the wide range of possible migraine triggers is emotional stress (although the headaches often erupt after the stress has eased).
The tensions of unresolved stress frequently cause insomnia, generally keeping the stressed person awake or causing awakening in the middle of the night or early morning. This appears to be due to the fact that stress causes physiological arousal during non-rapid eye movement sleep.
Sexual and Reproductive Dysfunction
Sexual Function. Stress can lead to diminished sexual desire and an inability to achieve orgasm in women. Stress response causes androgen levels to drop, causing temporary erectile dysfunction in men.
Premenstrual Syndrome. Some studies indicate that the stress response in women with premenstrual syndrome may be more intense than in those without the syndrome.
Fertility. Chronic stress may even affect fertility. Stress hormones have an impact on the hypothalamus gland, which produces reproductive hormones. This effect may lead to changes in a woman’s menstrual cycle, with a possible effect on fertility.
Effects on Pregnancy. Old wives’ tales about a pregnant woman’s emotions affecting her baby may have some credence. Stress may cause physiological alterations, such as increased adrenal hormone levels or resistance in the arteries, which may interfere with normal blood flow to the placenta. Maternal stress during pregnancy has been linked to a higher risk for miscarriage, lower birth weights, and increased incidence of premature births. Some evidence also suggests that stress experienced by expectant mothers can even influence the way in which the baby’s brain and nervous system will react to stressful events. Indeed, one study found a higher rate of crying and low attention in infants of mothers who had been stressed during pregnancy.
Menopause. A drop in estrogen levels during perimenopause and menopause may be responsible for changes in mood precipitated by stress.
Memory, Concentration, and Learning
Stress affects the brain, particularly memory, but the effects vary widely depending on whether the stress is acute or chronic.
Effect of Acute Stress on Memory and Concentration. Studies indicate that the immediate effect of acute stress impairs short-term memory, particularly verbal memory. On the plus side, high levels of stress hormone during short-term stress have been associated with enhanced memory storage and greater concentration on immediate events. The difference in effect may be due to how cortisol impacts glucocorticoid receptors in the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex.
Effect of Chronic Stress on Memory. If stress becomes chronic, sufferers often experience loss of concentration at work and home, and they may become inefficient and accident-prone. In children, the physiologic responses to chronic stress can clearly inhibit learning. Studies have connected long-term exposure to excess amounts of cortisol (a major stress hormone) to shrinking of the hippocampus, the brain’s memory center. For example, two studies reported that groups who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (Vietnam veterans and women who suffered from sexual abuse) displayed up to 8% shrinking of the hippocampus. It is not yet known if this shrinking is reversible.
Skin Disorders. Stress plays a role in worsening numerous skin conditions, including hives, psoriasis, acne, rosacea, and eczema, and is one of the most common causes of eczema. Unexplained itching may also be caused by stress. Evidence suggests that experiencing the stress of a traumatic event (parental divorce or separation, or a severe disease in a family member) before age 2 increases the risk of developing eczema.
Unexplained Hair Loss (Alopecia Areata). Alopecia areata is hair loss that occurs in localized (individual) patches. The cause is unknown, but stress is suspected as a player in this condition. For example, hair loss often occurs during periods of intense stress, such as mourning.
Teeth and Gums.Stress has now been implicated in increasing the risk for periodontal disease, a gum disease can cause tooth loss.
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