How to Live a Stress-Free Life
How to Live a Stress-Free Life0 0 5 Author: Anthony Ekanem
Women are affected almost twice as much as men and it's the number one mental health problem among this gender. Men are not unaffected though; anxiety disorders in males are second only to alcohol and drug abuse. Anxiety not only takes a toll on our health but on our checkbooks, to the tune of $46.6 billion annually in the United States. Anxiety sufferers see an average of five doctors before being successfully diagnosed. Stress and anxiety go hand in hand. One of the major symptoms of stress is anxiety. And stress accounts for 80% of all illnesses either directly or indirectly. Stress is more dangerous than originally thought.
You probably already know that it can raise your blood pressure, increasing the likelihood of a stroke. But recently it's been claimed that 90% of visits to a primary healthcare physician were because of stress-related disorders. Health Psychology magazine reports that chronic stress can interfere with the normal function of the body's immune system. And studies have proven that stressed individuals have an increased vulnerability to catching an illness and are more susceptible to allergic, autoimmune, or cardiovascular diseases.
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