Strange Ways in which Stress Affects Your Overall Health

Are you aware of the fact that stress can make you fat, impotent and flatulent? That may sound disgusting but it’s the plain truth. Stress can affect you in weird ways so learn to cope with it today before things get out of hand.Snap 2016-08-23 at 14.08.35

How can stress make you fat? Put the blame on cortisol. This stress hormone is used to help us fight or run away from problems. That was a good thing for our forefathers who had to elude dinosaurs and other man-eating animals. But the “flight or fight” response is seldom used in modern times and cortisol doesn‘t know that. It keeps fat in the middle of the body to shield the liver and the major arteries. That’s also the perfect location if you require extra energy fast.Snap 2016-08-23 at 14.04.48Stress eating can make you fat.

If you’re always stressed, this occurs over and over again until you turn fat. You may take the same kind of food but still put on weight. Unfortunately, weight stored in the middle puts you at risk for breast cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

Flatulence happens when stress hormones create an inflammatory action that affects the gut and leads to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). This means you have to visit the toilet often, especially if you’re nervous before an event. Apart from this, stress closes down the digestive system so food won’t be digested properly. This also leads to bloating, flatulence and IBS.Snap 2016-08-23 at 14.07.16

If you suffer from a low sex drive, stress is to blame. High stress levels affect your hormones and lower levels of testosterone including your sex drive. It likewise affects the quantity and quality of sperm. Women are affected too. Although they produce testosterone from the ovaries and male hormones from the adrenal glands, they lose interest in sex the moment stress builds up. So learn to cope with stress now. A great way of fighting stress is to relax, if you have extra money travel and get away to people that gives stress!