Although we tend to think of stress as something that primarily impacts our mood and mental health, the effects of stress also can take a physical toll that can have serious repercussions. Being stressed over financial problems or family strife can cause chronic headaches or digestive trouble. One of the most insidious effects of stress is that it can cause you to neglect your physical health by triggering overeating or drug and alcohol abuse.
Stress does more than just put us in a bad mood — it can also put us in bad health overall. If you think your stress is a problem that does nothing more than affect your state of mind, you might want to think again. Check out the accompanying guide, created by McLean DDS, and understand how stress and anxiety can have physical effects on your body and impact your overall health.
This infographic was created by McLean DDS.