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What are the effects of stress on your body?

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The elevated levels of stress hormones can take a toll on the body. It can easily impact your physical and mental health.

Effect of stress on Musculoskeletal System

Stress causes muscles to tense and the tension releases when the stress passes. When muscles are tensed for a longer period of time it may promote various stress-related disorders such as headache, migraine, etc.

Effect of stress on Respiratory System

Stress can cause rapid breathing. Acute stress may trigger asthma attack or hyperventilation.

Effect of stress on cardiovascular system

Stress can increase the heart rate and cause stronger contractions of the heart muscles. The long-term ongoing stress can increase the risk for hypertension or heart attack.

Effect of stress on Reproductive System

Stress can affect the reproductive system of both male and a female. In females, chronic stress can cause irregular menstrual cycle. In males, stress can affect testosterone production and can even cause erectile dysfunction or impotence.

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