10 Diseases Stress Can Cause



Stress is a negative reaction by our bodies to continuous unfavorable condition without relaxation. When people are stressed they tend to be disturbed emotionally and sometimes mentally. They might resort to ugly behavior such as drinking and smoking to ward off the stress. This usually fails because these substances retain stress and can cause more problems. Below are some of the diseases that can result from stress. Beware of them by seeking solution to your stressing factor.

  1. Headaches

It is normally triggered by thinking hard for a long time. It doesn’t just cause tension headaches but migraines as well.

  1. Diabetes

Getting stressed up only worsens your diabetes.  It encourages unhealthy eating and drinking but also a spontaneous rise of sugar levels which can result in death.

  1. Obesity

People with high stress level tend to store their fats in their bellies posing high risk to them. This is because when one is stressed, hormone cortisol that is responsible for deposition of fats in the bellies is released.

  1. Premature death

In a study conducted among elderly caregivers who experience a lot of stress, it was found out that they had a whopping 63% premature deaths as compared to other people of their age who were not care giving.

  1. Gastro-intestinal problems

Stress is one of the outstanding factors in all gastrointestinal problems like stomach ulcers, chronic heartburns and irritable bowel syndrome.

  1. Alzheimer’s

Increased rate of brain lesions is speculated to be caused by stress. A study found out that reducing stress might slow down the progression of the disease.

  1. Increased ageing rate

Study was done to mothers taking care of their sick ones in the hospital and those taking care of their well children at home. It was found out that the ones in the hospital aged faster than those assisting or rendering help at home. The conclusion was that stress can make a person age faster by 9 to 17 additional years.

  1. Asthma

Parents have the capability of passing the risk of their chronic stress to their children who in turn, will have higher risk of developing asthma a study showed. 

  1. Heart disease

For reasons yet to be known, there has been positive association between stress and increased high blood pressure and heart disease. It is advisable that people with chronic heart problems should avoid stress since any sudden increase of it will result in cardiac arrest which can be fatal.

  1. Depression and anxiety

People who suffer from chronic stress often develop depression after some time.




“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” ~ Amit Ray, Om Chanting and Meditation

A Selection of Quotes About Stress

must learn to let go. Release the stress. were never in control anyway.”
~  Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“I …I I were dead…”

“And what use would that be to anyone?”

~  J.K. Rowling, and the Deathly Hallows

“We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.”

~  David Mamet, Boston Marriage

“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”

~ Amit Ray, Om Chanting and Meditation


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