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Stressed? Here are Five Possible Effects of Stress!

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Five Possible Effects of Stress

Life is fast-paced and it’s common to feel stressed from time to time. Many of us worry about work, school, money, love – even the pressure to destress can become a stressor. One thing we often miss is the possible effects of stress.

As a parent, I can tell you that while it is rewarding, it can sometimes get stressful. I find that when I take control of my stress, everything gets better. My sleep, my hair, my skin! It all goes hand in hand.

April is National Stress Awareness month and to mark the occasion, I’m sharing common signs of stress you may have never heard of!

A medicine cabinet filled with essentials and RestoraLAX, Priorin, and CanesOral.

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. 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.

On top of taking a nutritional supplement, I often do a deep conditioning or hair mask at least once a week. I also make sure to drink plenty of water. While this may not help with growth, it will help your hair look fabulous! Plus, you deserve some R&R, right?

2. It can cause bathroom trouble

Both constipation and diarrhea are common signifiers of stress, but just because it’s common doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do about it. Drinking lots of water and eating high fiber foods are good first steps.

TIP: Make sure you eat your veggies. Since fibre in veggies cannot be broken down, the bulk helps keep stools soft.

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 and increase the frequency of bowel movements. Check out this summary chart to find out which laxative is right for you. Visit their website today for a trial offer.

3. 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 frontlines of your battle with stress. Take time to pamper and care for your skin when you’re going through a stressful period.

TIP: Try a DIY face mask for some low-cost luxurious pampering you can do at home.

I do it all the time, and it makes me feel so much better. Plus, it leaves my skin super soft.

It can increase your chances of 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 percent of women will experience it at least once in their lives, while many women may suffer from recurrent VYI’s.

TIP: Wear loose-fitting, breathable underwear. Cotton and silk are good options.

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 of external itching and burning.

5. It can literally make you sick

If you often get colds and cases of flu, 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. 

The bottom line is that occasional stress is a normal part of life, but given the effect it has on our body, making an effort to reduce stress is worth your time. Talk to your doctor about ways you can help manage your stress, like a change in diet, increased exercise and relaxation techniques.

Do you ever feel like stress is taking over your life, how do you cope with day-to-day stress?

Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!



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


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  1. I try to live a stress-free life, but sometimes it sneaks up on me. I’ve found that taking a walk or taking a break and reading a few chapters of a good book always helps me get rid of stress.

  2. There’s things that stress can do to a body and absolutely none of it is good! I try hard to keep from getting too stressed out, sometimes it is harder than other times.

  3. Stress definitely has made me break out before. I hate that because I have really nice skin and breakouts are not fun for me.

  4. I just also want to add that stress can cause major sleep problems, and not getting enough quality sleep can lead to SO MANY other side effects too. Finding ways to reduce stress is always worth it!

  5. I think we all go through this! As you said stress can cause all of these issues and more. Stress can be a killer! I think we all need time for ourselves to recharge in a way that makes us feel better. Meditation for some, reading for others. Great post!

  6. Stress does some wicked things to people that are diabetic. Stress is something that is hard to control but keep trying new ways to destress. Our health depends on it.

  7. I really think stress is one of the biggest reasons why I have such horrible, acne prone skin. Here’s to hoping that I can relax more and enjoy a clearer complexion!

  8. It is amazing all the things stress can do you! I have to admit I didn’t know about the increase of yeast infection all the others however I am good friends with.

  9. This is such an informative post! Stress almost always gives me breakouts!! I work hard to switch my perspective when I’m feeling stressed and it’s helped a ton!

  10. This really hits close to home for me because I have been a walking stress ball lately. I definitely see it in my skin because I’ve been breaking out more frequently than usual.

  11. YES!!! I was just having this conversation with someone about making sure we take care of ourselves even through the stress because stress is so tough on our bodies and mindsets. Interesting to know it can be linked to yeast infections.

  12. It’s crazy what stress can do to our bodies without even realizing it! So important to take time for ourselves and relax!

  13. Stress is definitely a huge NO-NO, which is why it’s important to find a way to relieve your stress. It can definitely affect our health and it’s something that we have to get rid of as soon as we feel it.

  14. Stress can definitely sneak up and you and it’s so bad for your mind,body and soul,if you feel stressed get help or slow down….your body will thank you

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