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We all experience everyday minor stresses such as making sure we don’t oversleep and miss our morning alarm for work, getting to work on time, and getting home in time to make sure we have dinner made and time to ourselves to recuperate. However, the effects of stress are not to be taken lightly, especially in women. It can become very dangerous if stress becomes a major and a consistent occurrence. Here are x important reasons why you need to ditch stress today!

Do you have trouble remembering even the small things and don’t know why? Chronic stress can most definitely be the reason. Research shows that chronic stress is not good for women and can be damaging to short-term memory.

Hair loss
It is very common for women to lose their hair during times when their stress levels are highest. There are many articles and research that link hair loss to stress and because of this of this it is imperative women find a way to healthily manage stress levels.

Heart disease
When an individual is feeling a certain level of stress, that will cause their heart rate to increase and cause the blood flow to release of cholesterol into the bloodstream -this will increase the dangerous risk of heart disease. Other cardiac problems such as heart attacks have also been linked to high levels of emotional stress.

Negative sexual and reproductive effects
Stress can lead to a significant decrease in sexual desire for many women. This in turn can lead to:

  • women being unable to reach sexual climax
  • stimulate premenstrual syndrome (pms) and result in women feeling bloated, experiencing depression, mood swings, food, acne, cravings, fatigue, irritation.

The stress hormone can also affect the hypothalamus which can lead to fertility issues.

Skin disorders
Unknown to many, stress is linked to many skin disorders including:

  • Eczema
  • Acne
  • Hives
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea

If you are experiencing one of the above skin conditions, it may be linked to stress and you should make an appointment to see your physician right away.

Aside from how minor stress may seem at times, it can escalate very quickly. Put your health first by keeping your stress levels low. Your body will thank you in the long run!

There are many women’s health issues caused by stress, and such ailments can be quite detrimental if the right stress management measures are not put into consideration.