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How Is Stress Harmful?

I hope you're learning a lot from this short series on stress and the stress response. Today’s topic is focusing on the short and long term consequences of chronic stress.

Disclaimer: I do not diagnose, treat, or prescribe for medical or mental illness with my online content. My views are my own and are not associated or representative of my employer(s). This blog is for educational purposes only and not medical advice.

Why is it so important to know about this?

Stress contributes to 75-90% of chronic diseases. Your body's normal stress response system starts to malfunction when you experience too much or chronic stress. There are significant short and long term consequences of this stress overload on the brain and body.

Short Term Consequences

  • Digestive Problems

  • Fatigue

  • Food Craving and Overeating

  • Headaches

  • Mood swings and Irritability

  • Neck Shoulder or Back Pain

  • Skin Disorders

  • Sleep Problems

Long Term Consequences

  • Anxiety

  • Cancer

  • Cardiovascular disease

  • Depression

  • Decreased Immune Function

  • Diabetes

  • Neurodegenerative Disorders like Alzheimer's Disease and Parkinson's Disease


If you're suffering the chronic stress of burnout, I have a program for you. I work side by side with other moms and healthcare professionals to help calm the chaos in their minds and lives to overcome the overwhelm and conquer burnout.

My program gives you an organized, step-by-step process, an accountability partner (me!), and lots of self-care tips and self-learning activities to help you change those feelings of overwhelm and stress into joyful and intentional living – with more time, energy, success, confidence, mindfulness, and overall well-being.


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