How Stress Makes You Sick

'Let’s say, you lose your job or are struggling from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from abuse you suffered as a child.

Excess stress hormones are released far too often. Your stress response becomes imbalanced; it’s not shutting off. Your immune system suffers as a result, and epigenetic changes are rapidly occurring.

The stress is triggering systemic low-grade inflammation, and suddenly your blood pressure is up, your asthma is flaring, and you keep getting colds. That cut on your leg just doesn’t seem to want to heal, and your skin is a mess.'


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