Effects of Stress

Stressing is bad!

Stress can disrupt you body's functions in many ways. It might start as simple headaches sore eyes but it leads to deadly diseases and things that can make you die.

Respiratory System

Stress can affect your respiratory system in many ways:

  • faster breath
  • faster heart pump
  • raised blood pressure
  • higher risk of stroke or heart attack

Circulatory System

Stress can affect your circulatory system in many ways:

  • causes irregular heartbeat
  • chest pain
  • constriction of blood vessels
Long term effects

  • high blood pressure
  • heart disease
  • heart attack
  • stroke

Muscular System

Stress can affect your muscular system:

  • muscles tense up to protect themselves
  • muscles tighten
  • tight muscles cause- headaches, back and shoulder pain, body aches

Digestive System

Stress can affect your digestive system:

  • liver produces extra blood sugar
  • rush of hormones
  • rapid breathing
  • increased heart rate
  • nausea, vomiting, stomach ache

Immune System

Stress can affect your immune system:

  • weakens the system
  • creates chronic inflammatory conditions
  • lowers the immunity
The immune system is the system that is a defense against infection and disease.

Skeletal System

Stress can affect your skeletal system:

  • decreased bone density
  • joint malfunction
System includes- joints, bones and cartilage

Nervous System

The system that is affected the most when under stress

Long term effects

  • anxiety
  • panic attacks
  • depression
  • insomnia


Stress can affect the skin a lot. It serves a barrier against infection and injury

  • hair loss
  • brittle nails
  • ACNE
Long term effects

  • chronic skin disorders
  • inability to heal wounds
  • skin infections

Excretory System

This system removes waste from the body in order to remain the body's homeostasis:

  • kidney stones
  • bladder infections
  • kidney infections


Homeostasis is the body's ability to stay stable. It can change as the body temperature changes or the body senses danger. The human body is never fully free from stress so it is never fully stable. Stress increases blood pressure and blood glucose which that unstables the body.

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