Stress and Sickness
If you're feeling stressed, you may be at greater risk for colds and flu. There never seems to be a shortage of things to stress about, especially with today’s plunging markets and global economic crisis. But stress not only makes us unhappy, but it can make us sick.
Chronic stress has long been associated with increased risk for heart disease and other serious health problems – and now in some parts of the US experts are saying that economic stress may be associated with outbreaks of colds and flu that are occurring earlier than usual.
The reason? Prolonged stress, experts say – such as anxiety over the worsening economy – can weaken the immune system.
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