How Does Stress Adversely Impact Your Body?

Life is manic and stress is inevitable, but that doesn’t mean it should be all-consuming. Excessive stress can do a lot more than just ruin your day; it can also negatively impact your health.

Interested in a breakdown of stress effects on the human body?


According to, an estimated 43 percent of all U.S. adults suffer adverse health effects from excess stress. In fact, stress accounts for an annual loss of $300 billion in the U.S. workplace! Even more alarming are the 75 percent to 90 percent of all doctor’s office visits that are related to stress ailments and conditions, with 50 percent of emotional disorders that persist tirelessly if stresses go untreated.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has declared stress as a major hazard of the workplace, and nearly one-third of Americans live with what they categorize as “extreme” stress. Extreme stress is caused by an onset of multiple factors, which most often pertain to money, work, and personal relationships (no surprise there!).

While stress may cause anxiety to our mind and spirit, it also causes great detriment to our physical health. Stress is known to exacerbate severe conditions like gastrointestinal issues, obesity, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, heart disease, depression, and asthma. More Information:

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