9 Ways Stress Affects More Than Just Your Nerves

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More people are probably dependent on prescription medications to help keep their stress under control than ever before. While many of these drugs are effective, serious side effects are always a possibility, and there are safer, natural ways to combat stress. Ignoring stress, and letting it become part of your daily life can easily become a problem that goes beyond feeling tense and nervous much of the time. Stress can impact your health in many other ways, including the following.

1. Memory Failure

Sounds like something that might happen to your computer, but this is far more serious since it involves your memory. Too much stress can actually cause shrinkage in an area of the brain called the hippocampus. This is the area of the brain where memories are stored, so stress could make it more difficult to remember things and impact your performance on the job and in your personal life.

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