Stress Increases Empathy

Stress can bring out the worst in us. In fact, stress can contribute to negative habits such as smoking, drinking alcohol, and overeating. But, surprisingly, moderate or low levels of stress can also have positive benefits. Small amounts of stress can motivate you to succeed, it can strengthen your resolve, and, according to one study,

Stress Effects Your Kidneys

Stress and depression can compromise your internal organs—from your stomach to your brain. They can also have negative effects on your kidneys. One in three Americans is at risk for kidney disease. Stress and depression can increase the risk of kidney disease or exacerbate kidney problems. What Do Kidneys Do? It’s your kidney’s job to

Stress Ruins Your Smile

Stress can cause indigestion, break your back, and give you a migraine, but did you know that it could also damage your smile? February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and it’s time that we take a closer look at how stress can impact the dental health of adults and children alike. Listed below are

The Late Effects of Stress

When a traumatic event occurs, such as a car accident or the sudden death of a loved one, the incident often triggers symptoms that are felt almost instantly. Some people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) start reliving their ordeal and have trouble sleeping within a few hours or a day. But this isn’t always the

Stress Impacts Your Appetite

When you’re stressed it can impact your appetite and alter your food cravings. Too much stress can lead to overeating and weight gain. Fortunately, there is a way to beat this overeating pattern even if you continue to experience stress. When it comes to overeating, it’s long-term stress that causes the most damage. According to

Stress Breaks Your Back

When you’re bogged down by stress it sometimes feels like the world is on your shoulders. That metaphorical weight can actually be wary for your back—experts say that stress can contribute to back pain. Back pain is a common medical complaint—80 percent of Americans will experience acute or chronic back pain at some point in

Stress Leads to Diabetes?

Diabetes is a complicated disease that affects millions of Americans—every year 1.4 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetes can lead to a host of other complications include eye problems, strokes, hypertension, and kidney disease. Fortunately, studies have found that you can reduce your risk of diabetes and these other health problems by reducing your

Stress Leads to Migraines

Have you been suffering from migraines recently? Reducing your stress could be the cure. People with migraines experience a throbbing sensation in their head. The pain ranges from moderate to severe. Migraines impact millions of Americans every day. Twelve percent of the U.S. population gets migraines—that’s 38 million Americans. Migraines are caused by a range

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