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What Weird Reactions Does Your Body Have to Stress? [Poll]

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Stress is like what happens during that time of year when rainstorms are most common. Sometimes, they slip on by with just a pinch of drizzle and discomfort. Other times, like a wrecking ball leaving an aftermath of destruction. In other words, stress can be silent and subtle, or it can have adverse effects that leave you reeling. Do you experience any of these adverse symptoms of stress? Poll in and let us know how stress affects you.

The Effects of Stress On Your Body

Stress has it’s known effects that we all experience from time to time. Differences in genetic material and environmental factors can contribute to the diverse effects of stress that appear from individual to individual. Sometimes, these effects can be rather strange. Here are the most common oddball effects of feeling stressed.

Cuts, Scrapes & Bruises Take Forever to Heal

Stress can work to slow down the repair process as it affects the immune system. It can extend healing time by 25 percent, and even more.

Funky Stomach

Indigestion and stomach upset can affect the digestive system. It can worsen and onset stomach ulcers and irritable bowel syndrome.

Hair Loss

Hair loss on the scalp, otherwise known as Telogen Effluvium, is most commonly onset by stress.

Tight Jaw

Stress is linked to tense muscles and jaw clenching that cause TMJ, a painful condition of the jaw.

Night Sweats

Stress and anxiety can lead to the sudden occurrence of night sweats.

The effects of stress are no joke, and they can really have an impact on the way our bodies function.

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Amanda is a GR8NESS contributing writer who lives in celebration of self care, and endeavors to approach all things with a student mentality. Her love for the study of self-development is rooted in fitness, holistic wellness, and skin care. She is an advocate for mental health; and hopes to connect others to their own way of daring to care.
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