9 Unusual Ways Stress Affects Your Body, According To Science

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Stress can affect the body in many different ways, many of which you may not know about. For one, it can affect a woman’s menstrual cycle. It can also shrink your brain, contribute to diabetes and wreck havoc on your weight! If that’s not enough, it can also cause diarrhea, hair loss, tinnitus, and acne. It can also make you feel like you have a cold.

Key Takeaways:

  • As it turned out, my young spouse was not, in fact, having a heart attack, but was experiencing stress-induced chest pains.
  • If you don’t, you may find yourself battling some of these unusual symptoms that can be brought upon by stress.
  • Hormone imbalance due to stress can also cause heavier bleeding and longer cycles.

“You might blame your runny nose on allergies, or your headache on needing new glasses, when these can actually be physical manifestations of stress.”