10 Terrible Side Effects Of Stress You Didn’t Know About

We all know that stress is not good for us. Freaking out once in a while over an assignment you forgot about, or spending a few hours worrying about whether or not your crush likes you isn’t going to kill you. But spending the majority of your day stressing about every little thing you could possibly stress about just might, eventually. In the meantime, it will definitely have some seriously terrible side effects on your body.

I’ve been learning about some of those side effects firsthand the last few months. As a generally anxious person who worries a lot, I’ve always been susceptible to stress. In the last year, I’ve been even more stressed out than usual about a lot of personal things, some big and some silly and small. I was recently diagnosed with a few stomach issues that have been making my life miserable. And while doctors can’t figure out exactly which foods are causing my issues, they can agree on one thing: stress is making them worse. Stress is literally making me physically sick.

We already know that stress can cause insomnia, headaches, even reactions like hives. But do we know about all of the awful things stress can do to us? Here are 10 terrible side effects of stress you didn’t know about. Take a deep breath, and please try to relax.

Are you very stressed out? How do you deal with your stress? What has stress done to you or your life? Tell me in the comments.

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