Five Possible Effects of Stress

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Life is fast-paced and stress is unavoidable from time to time. Many of us worry about work, school, money, love – even the pressure to destress can become a stressor. April is National Stress Awareness month. To mark the occasion, I’m sharing common signs of stress you may have never heard of!


Five Possible Effects of Stress

  1. It can affect your hair growth

Many factors can impact healthy hair including stress. If your hair could use some support, a nutritional supplement like Priorin can help improve hair growth and combat effects of stress. It has been shown to provide fuller, thicker and stronger hair in as early as 12 weeks, so you know you aren’t tossing your money away on a quick-fix product.

  1. It can cause bathroom trouble

Both constipation and diarrhea are common signifiers of stress, but just because it’s common doesn’t mean you need to grin and tolerate it. Drinking lots of water and eating high fiber foods are good first steps. If you’re experiencing occasional constipation, a mild laxative can help get your body back to its normal rhythm. RestoraLAX is an osmotic laxative that works with water to help soften stools. Check out this summary chart to find out which laxative is right for you. Visit their website today for a trial offer.


  1. It can make you breakout

Skin conditions like acne, itchy skin or rashes can be related to an inflammatory response caused by stress. Your skin is an immediate stress perceiver, which basically means it’s on the frontline and absorbs effects of stress quickly. Take time to pamper and care for your skin when you’re going through a stressful period. Try a DIY face mask for some low-cost luxurious pampering you can do at home.

  1. It can increase your chances for a yeast infection

Many women are prone to yeast infections when they’re experiencing stress or major life changes, like planning a wedding, losing a job or moving to a new home. Around 75 per cent of women will experience a yeast infection at least once in their lives, while many may have recurrent yeast infections. Luckily treatment for a yeast infection is readily available. Some treatments, like CanesOral Combi-Pak, are single-dose oral treatments that can be taken anytime and anywhere. The Combi-Pak also comes with an external cream for fast relief.

  1. It can literally make you sick

If you often get colds and flus, your stress levels may be to blame. Your brain and immune system are in constant communication, which means that a psychological change can cause physical symptoms. Diet is an important factor in bolstering your immune system, so take extra care to get the vitamins and nutrients you need.


Combat Effects of Stress with Healthy Routines

Occasional stress is a normal part of life, but negative effects of stress can impact your body so any effort to reduce stress is worth your time. Talk to your doctor about ways you can help manage stress, like a change in diet, increased exercise and relaxation techniques.

Do you ever feel like stress is taking over your life? Tell me some of the ways you cope with day-to-day stress.

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label.

Mom of two beautiful active girls, traveller, fitness junkie, social media consultant, and keeper of the sanity.


  • Tessa with Mama's Geeky

    This is so true! I always break out when I am stressed out. It is so embarrassing and one of the only times I actually break out. Unfortunately, I get stressed way too easily. I have to learn to just go with the flow sometimes!

  • Jenn

    I often have all of these issues due to stress. It’s something I have been trying to work on. I hate the thought of my health declining due to unnecessary stress, which is what I worry over the most. Sad part is that it doesn’t change a thing.

  • Sue Reddel

    Stress is a killer no doubt about it. Thanks for providing some things to look out for and some solutions to try to help reduce stress. I find that centering myself in the morning helps a great deal.

  • Joely Smith

    No doubt about it – stress is a killer! You gave some really great tips in your article and everyone needs to read this! I had no idea however that it can cause yeast infection but I believe it – stress can cause so many issues!

  • Censie Sawyer

    Oh man I am feeling this today. I am pretty stressed with a lot going on right now. I am breaking out and going to bed with headaches. NOT FUN!! Stress is the worst. I have got to pull out of this.

  • Heather

    Great reminder to take some time for self care. Without acknowledging “stress” you’re left to a routine that is truly deteriorating your health. I need to get out of it and make me a priority!

  • Nadalie Bardo

    I knew about the hair-loss, it happens once in a while I notice more hair falling out than usual. I must say I didn’t know you can get a yeast infection or that you are more susceptible to getting one if you are stressed out.