Money, Stress and the Effects on Your Body

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A recent Stress in America survey found that 76% of people are stressed by money with work falling close behind. This is a 5% increase from last year’s results.

Stress is not just irritating, but can also have severe effects on your health.

  • Hair – excessive hair loss and some forms of baldness
  • Muscles – aches and spasms
  • Digestive Tract – aggravated diseases, such as gastritis, ulcers and an irritable colon
  • Skin – eczema and psoriasis
  • Brain – insomnia, headaches, personality changes, irritability, and depression
  • Heart – cardiovascular disease and hypertension are strongly connected
  • Lungs – adversely effects people with asthma conditions

There is no best method to relieve stress for everyone.  The best thing to do is try a variety of methods until you find what works for you.  Try these sites for several relaxation methods:

Help Guide- a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people make healthy choices
Mayo Clinic- a not-for-profit health clinic helping with the diagnosis and treatment of virtually every disease
Stress Relief Exercises – site with an assortment of relaxation methods to try

To find more of this study’s results check this USA Today article.

About Amanda Beck

Amanda Beck writes for American Medical ID on a variety of topics relating to health care and healthy living, especially for those whose medical conditions warrant an emergency ID.