What diseases causes stress

Unfortunately, stress is an integral part of almost every person's life, and only differs in the amount a person experiences. Some have unfortunately had to learn to live with stress, while others have found a way to overcome it or at least alleviate it.

Stress should be taken seriously and not ignored by what doctors say, which is to reduce the amount of stress you experience. If you can find a way to reduce or alleviate it, you are well on your way to avoiding some of the stress-related illnesses.

Did you know that stress increases the levels of toxic substances in the body and contributes to hormonal imbalances and affects skin health? This has been demonstrated, and visible negative effects of stress on the skin include phenomena such as acne, freckles, skin diseases, psoriasis, skin diseases and pronounced pallor.


Many digestive problems are associated with stress, such as diarrhea or irritable bowel syndrome. The brain sends hormone-shaped messages to its nerves in the digestive tract, and they convey to the intestinal muscles whether they need to relax or squeeze. Chronic stress inhibits the digestive system and increases digestive disorders.

A clear link between ulcer and stress has not yet been proven. Nevertheless, chronic stress can stimulate the overproduction of gastric juices, which damage the mucus protective layer and affect the digestive tract wall, resulting in the development of an ulcer.

Asthma is another stress-related illness. A chronic form of stress leads to a decrease in the efficiency of the adrenal glands, thus reducing the secretion of anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic hormones, which increases the likelihood of an asthmatic attack.


The immune system is the main line of defense against any disease. If there is a fall in immunity, the person is likely to become ill. Excessive stress can damage the immune system by affecting the thymus, an important endocrine gland. Thymus is important because it produces white blood cells that help maintain immunity.

Many of these diseases are preventable, and you can find what makes you happy. Strive to reduce stress every day and slowly remove it from your life. You will do such a great service to your health.

Author: S.Š., Photo: YanLev / Shutterstock

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