Stress is a health risk, expert warns

Posted on 18 August 2011

Stress can lead to a number of health issues, according to research which indicates those paying for care should avoid anxiety where possible.

Neil Shah, director of the Stress Management Society, said that with today's "high-paced, demanding and relentless" lifestyles, many individuals never cease to be stressed.

While in the past, the end of a stressful situation meant the human body could return to normal, the anxiety-inducing issues of today mean that many rarely leave this state.

"This results in a disruption of bodily functions such as the digestive system, growth and reproductive systems and can lead to a wide spectrum of health impacts," explained the expert.

In other news, Ann Finnemore, hypnotherapist and stress manager, has advised following a healthy diet to reduce the effects of stress.

She stated that bad habits such as smoking, drinking alcohol and coffee or consuming highly processed foods can worsen the effects of anxiety.

Posted by Nigel Murphy

 

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