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How Stress Can Lead to Major Illness


Published July 26, 2018

Is your stress becoming too overwhelming to manage on a day to day basis? If so, there’s a good chance that what you’re feeling is going beyond your mental health and creating an imbalance in your body that can make you more vulnerable to illness. The stress response is an important part of your health, but chronic stress with no outlet can overwhelm your body’s systems. When dealing with stress or trauma, your body responds by flooding your body with hormones to help you endure the situation. After the threat is over, these hormones should subside so that your body can relax again. However, in the event of chronic stress or repeated trauma, your body doesn’t have a chance to return to its normal state, and studies have shown that this type of stress can actually be a contributing factor in the onset of autoimmune disease. Read more…

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