The Consequences of Stress
According to many experts, stress is responsible for at least 80% to 90% of all diseases. The two types of stress are mental and physical stress. Examples of physical stress include accidents, infections and daily activities such has hunching over a computer or sitting for hours at your PlayStation. Mental stress adds to your everday stress load and is as dangerous as too much physical stress. Everyday we are faced with stressful situations such as serious family problems, divorce or job loss. The effects of this stress can often lead to serious health problems including heart disease, chronic pain and cancer.
Medical consequences of stress.
Obesity – A lot of people today resolve to eat a lot of food to relieve stress.
High Blood Pressure – Stress is found to be the main cause for at least 40% of all hypertension cases.
High Blood Cholesterol and Fats – This is more frequent in individuals who need to deal with stress frequently. It can also increase the risk for heart disease.
Low Immune Resistance – Colds and flu are caused by common viruses that invade the body that becomes vulnerable because of stress. Stress causes the proteins in the blood to decrease.
Inflammatory Disorders – Headaches are usual in people with Crohn’s disease, colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, arthritis and even multiple sclerosis or lupus. Most of these people with these disorders will usually refer to stress as a reason for flare-ups of their illness.
Chronic Illnesses – Individuals who are always under stress can develop serious medical conditions such as kidney diseases, stomach problems and cancer. These patients usually don’t respond or recover from traditional treatment compared to those people who are living with a less stressful life.
Chronic Pain – This is a downward cycle that just keeps on getting worse. Pain causes stress and stress makes the pain worse.
With all these consequences caused by stress, many people are trying to find a way to relieve their stress. And there’s no better way to do this than through massage. Massage therapy is a great recipe for better health. It can bring back the balance between the mind and body. By creating a heightened awareness and meditative state of living, massage therapy offer a spiritual and emotional balance, giving the recipient a sense of peace and relaxation.
Aside from bringing relaxation and lowering anxiety levels, a good massage can also help decrease the blood pressure, improve recovery from injury, improve quality of sleep, enhance concentration and increase blood circulation. It also helps lower fatigue and gives your body the much needed energy to deal with stress.
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