Stress A Serious Problem
The health of the immune system is greatly impacted by a person’s emotional state and their level of stress.
Stress weakens the immune system’s ability to fight off invaders, leaving the body more susceptibleto infection and diseases.
Stress over-exposes the body to cortisol and other stress hormones leaving the immune system struggling to respond normally.
They produce levels of inflammation which increase the risk of further health issues such as headaches, flu, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, asthma and gastric ulcers, to name a few.
High stress levels can also cause depression and anxiety which can also lead to inflammation which can contribute to diseases of the immune system such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, lupus, psoriasis and even inflammatory bowel disease.
Recovery from illness will also be slower when the immune system is suppressed.
Experts claim that stress is responsible for as much as 85% of all illnesses and diseases.
Studies have shown that long-term stress plays havoc with the immune system and that people who have been under stress are more likely to develop these diseases than people who were not under stress.