How Stress Can Affect Particular Areas Of The Body

Central Nervous System

Stress releases cortisol and adrenaline, affecting memory and emotional regulation.

Cardiovascular System

Stress raises heart rate and blood pressure, increasing the risk of heart disease and strokes.

Musculoskeletal System

Stress causes muscle tension, leading to headaches and chronic musculoskeletal issues.

Gastrointestinal System

Stress disrupts digestion, causing stomachaches and potentially aggravating conditions like IBS.

Immune System

Short-term stress boosts immunity, but chronic stress weakens it, making the body susceptible to infections.

Respiratory System

Stress may exacerbate respiratory conditions like asthma due to rapid, shallow breathing.


Stress can trigger skin issues like acne and eczema, slowing down the skin's healing process.