6 common conditions made worse by stress – BT.com

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Stress is never your friend and has a major impact on your health. It takes years from your life and adds anxiety and headaches that do not make for a good life. And, if you suffer from one of these common conditions, stress is only going to cause further irritation. What are the six most common conditions that are made worse by stress, and is there anything that you can do to remedy the stress that you are feeling?

Key Takeaways:

  • While some stress can be motivating, an excess can create havoc in the human body.
  • Many health conditions are closely tied to stress, including hair loss, fatigue, insomnia and irritable bowel syndrome.
  • Diet changes, meditation, exercise and counseling are all ways to mitigate stress and its bodily effects.

“The Mental Health Foundation found nearly a third of the population are sleep-deprived, most often because of career and finance worries.”

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