In the last few years, abundant research has proven that stress adversely affects the body. It is common wisdom, too. We are often told that illness is the body's way of saying that you need to slow down. Given all of this, if you are still sceptical about whether stress really does impact the body or not, consider this:about 75 - 90% of patients seen by a doctor come with stress-related illness.
Stress is a physical phenomenon. The body sets in motion a mechanism that helps deal with challenging times. With or without lasting effects, the body gets involved. If stress is continuous or recurrent, it can have lasting effects. We now know that hypertension, cardiovascular issues, and even cancer can either be triggered or worsened by stress.
But stress manifests in the body in less drastic ways, on a daily basis. Headache, nausea, body aches, fever, hair loss, loss of appetite, low metabolism and weight gain, are only some of the effects that stress has on the body. In the long run, even if you may not be struck by a debilitating illness, stress can considerably compromise immunity.