Whether you are an employee, a student, or a housewife, it is bound to be stressed about something or the other, but do you know that if this stress lasts for a long time or occurs repeatedly, it can also harm your body? And if you are a pregnant woman, then it can prove to be even more fatal for you. Stress affects the body in many ways.

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Today, through this article, we are going to tell you what is the effect of stress on the body.

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If stress dominates us, there can be problems ranging from high BP to heart disease. Along with this, women may have to face problems like irregular menstruation and difficulty in conceiving. Come, let's know about these problems in detail -

Period problem

Studies have shown that stress affects the hormones present in the body. This means that it can disturb your menstrual cycle. "Excessive stress can affect the hormonal levels that balance menstrual bleeding and ovulation cycles.

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Weak immune system

If you are under stress it can harm your sleep, diet, and exercise. It is no surprise then that your immune system has to be compromised as well. Due to the deterioration of the immune system, there is a risk of weakness in the body or getting sick again and again. Additionally, stress or excessive anxiety can affect a person's sleep.

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Digestion problem

There is a strong connection between the brain and the stomach. When you are stressed, you may experience irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms such as diarrhea, upset stomach, and bloating. Stress causes cramps in your stomach and can disrupt the normal digestion process.

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Fertility problems

Experts say that stress doubles the risk of infertility in women. A 2014 study in the journal Human Reproduction found that women with the highest stress levels were more likely to be infertile than other women.

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High blood pressure problem

According to the American Heart Association, stress is a risk factor for high blood pressure. In such a situation, if you are stressed, then your blood pressure is likely to increase. If you consume alcohol or take the wrong diet when you are under stress, then due to this your blood pressure can increase.

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Heart disease

When people are severely stressed, their risk of heart attack or stroke increases. Stress stimulates a part of the brain called the hypothalamus. If you are stressed, your heart has to work harder to pump blood and circulate it around your body to control high blood pressure. Due to this, the risk of heart attack or stroke increases in this condition.

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Problem in pregnancy

Stress can play a big role in affecting women's fertility, both positively and negatively. If a woman is relaxed, then the ovulation process in her body remains fine. There is no problem in pregnancy if you are free from stress, but if you take too much stress then there can be a problem in pregnancy.

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If stress takes up residence in your mind due to day-to-day troubles, then definitely you need to bring some positive changes in your daily routine. On the other hand, if the stress situation starts getting out of control, then it is advisable to consult a doctor.

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