Prolonged stress can trigger you to get sick. Excessive stress does not only affect mental health, but also general health. Maybe you wonder, “Why can stress cause disease?” The answer, stress is not just a feeling. Stressful conditions will trigger a number of reactions, such as increased blood pressure, narrowed blood vessels, and you will breathe faster. This is due to the body releasing the hormone cortisol and adrenaline which makes the heart work faster. The hormone is also able to release energy in a useless way so that you feel easily tired. On the other hand, if your stress level has become quite unbearable, we suggest you visit Djursland-psykologen, and this one is close if you live in or near Ryomgård, Grenaa, and Ebeltoft.
A person’s immune system that is under stress will also decrease, making it difficult for the body to fight disease. As a result, you will be more susceptible to disease. When you are suffering from a disease, stress may worsen your condition. Here are some conditions that can attack you if you experience prolonged stress:
High blood pressure.
Easy to be infected.