How Stress Makes You Sick

Stress can increase our alertness and give us a much needed burst of energy and drive, but if your body can’t calm itself down after long bouts of stress, it can cause you to get sick.

Every single part of your body and how it functions is affected by stress, and if the stress is prolonged for too long, can lead to serious health complications and even death.

In this video, you’ll see how many major internal organs and body functions are disrupted by constant stress and tension, wreaking havoc on your health.

If you find that chronic stress is making you sick, then it may be time to seek the help of a professional.

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Lucy Nguyen

Lucy Nguyen, LMFT
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Lucy Nguyen is the Executive Director at Paradigm Treatment, overseeing all clinical treatment programs across the organization's southwestern region. Her extensive experience includes working with young adults in private practice, serving as a therapist for children and teens with emotional and behavioral needs, and acting as a behavior interventionist for teens with developmental disorders. Lucy integrates cognitive-behavioral approaches with mindfulness and compassion in her work, and she is also EMDR-trained. She holds a Master of Science in Counseling from California State University, Fullerton, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Social Behavior from the University of California, Irvine.

Stress can increase our alertness and give us a much needed burst of energy and drive, but if your body can't calm itself down after long bouts of stress, it can cause you to get sick.

Every single part of your body and how it functions is affected by stress, and if the stress is prolonged for too long, can lead to serious health complications and even death.

In this video, you'll see how many major internal organs and body functions are disrupted by constant stress and tension, wreaking havoc on your health.

If you find that chronic stress is making you sick, then it may be time to seek the help of a professional.

For more informative videos from Ted-Ed click HERE

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