Avoid stress by exercise and eat healthy to ensure smooth blood flow.
Financial Stress Can Do A Serious Damage Also
For instance, an Associated Press/AOL health poll found that people dealing with serious debt are more likely to report health problems. Besides that, they’ve been stressing out about their finances and worrying about retirement also.
If you are under stress, you need to stop worrying so much because financial stress can really damage your health.
Surprising new research shows financial stress can even be deadly.
A study conducted by Occupational and Environmental Medicine found that people who recently lost their jobs had a 200% increase in risk for a subsequent heart attack and stroke.
This makes perfect sense. Your body’s natural defense against stress is to secrete cortisol and adrenaline. This is known as the “fight-or-flight” response.
Your body thinks the stress is coming from something that poses a threat to your survival, like in ancient times. Normally, once the life-threatening stress is no longer there (like a predator, for instance), your body can relax.
Once it does, your body stops secreting adrenaline and cortisol, and begins to release DHEA. DHEA helps your body recover from stress and go back to normal hormonal functioning.
The problem is that with financial stress, the anxiety, worry, and stress are constant and chronic. And unless you do something about it, it doesn’t go away. There’s no rest to return to normal between one stress and the next, like our ancestors had.
This means our bodies never have a chance to secrete enough DHEA to balance out the cortisol.
Under the effects of cortisol and adrenaline, the blood vessels constrict. Chronic elevated stress hormones then cause the blood to scrape the cells and aggravate atherosclerotic plaque. This can lead to a heart attack.
Also, elevated cortisol in the body can cause severe hormonal imbalance that leads to high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and a suppressed immune system.
What’s more, for many people, the stress can lead to destructive behaviors in order to cope. Things like overeating, excess smoking, excess alcohol, and drugs.
If you’re experiencing financial stress, first, you must learn to deal with the stress, so you can cope with the financial problem with a clear mind.
For starters, make sure you’re eating healthy. This ensures your body is getting the proper nutrition it needs. Also, exercise. It helps relieve stress and protects your body against a whole host of diseases and conditions.
While these tips won’t solve your financial problems, they’ll help protect you against the negative health effects stress can bring.
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