STRESS AND YOUR HEALTH – Dr Maureen Ona-Igbru

Constant Stress and Health: When you feel under pressure with life’s ups and downs, it’s easy to adopt unhealthy coping methods like ; Character assassination, Black-hearted, cruel and wicked mind, smoking, alcohol, and caffeine.
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When you give in to constant stress, the mind attaches to the negative. If you don’t give it something new and fun and intriguing to deal with, it will gravitate back to the bad news, the anger, the fear and Jealousy.
We live in a very complicated and extremely dangerous world.
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Be mindful and more aware of the present moment, including your thoughts and feelings, your body and the world around you. Some people call this awareness. It can positively change the way you feel about life and how you approach challenges.
You don’t have to go to the gym if you don’t want to. Take a walk, go swimming, go cycling or play a game of football. Find an activity that you enjoy and make it a part of your life.
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No-one can give wellbeing to you. It’s you who has to take action.
Of course, good mental wellbeing does not mean that you never experience feelings or situations that you find difficult but constant
stress is BAD news.
Stress is not an illness itself, but it can cause serious illness if it isn’t addressed. It’s important to recognise the symptoms of stress early. Stress can have effect on the immune system as a person may use unhealthy behavioral coping strategies to reduce their stress. Gastrointestinal diseases such as peptic ulcer and ulcerative colitis are known to be greatly influenced by stress.
Ulcers are caused by excessive stomach acid, and studies of patients with gastric fistulas have shown that anger and hostility increase stomach acidity.
Migraine headaches are the result of constant stress. There is also evidence that emotionally stressful experience is associated with endocrine disorder such as diabetes mellitus.
Everyone feels stressed from time to time. Some people, though, say that they feel very stressed most of the time. While stress isn’t always bad, constant stress can affect your well-being.

The above write up is published on our site courtesy of Dr. Maureen Ona-Igbru.

Dr Maureen is a medical doctor with many years in practice and has an undying passion for dissemination of health knowledge to the public. One striking feature that cuts across all her articles is the ability to present a complex medical condition in an easy to understand manner for the readers.

N.B. The illustrations that appear on this articles are added by the site admin.

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