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Chronic stress negatively affects physical and mental health. The body’s response mechanism to stress is not designed for permanent strain. Many people are under stress due to several factors such as job, money, health, partnership and media. With so many sources of stress, it’s hard to find time to relax and regain strength. Therefore, stress is one of the biggest health problems of modern times.
Chronic stress increases the risk of developing health problems such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and a weakened immune system. Chronic stress also affects mental health. Many studies have shown that stress affects the development of mood disorders such as anxiety and depression.
If stress hormones are constantly present in the body, the functioning and structure of the nervous system can change. For example, stress hormones can reduce the function of neurons (brain cells) in an area of the brain called the hippocampus (the part of the brain involved in regulating long-term memory) and in the frontal lobe (the part of the brain that is important for attention, secreting irrelevant information). and the use of judgment to solve problems).