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Old 07-22-2005, 04:45 PM   #2
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Re: can stress manefest inside you for ages then cuase you problems later?

Well, if you're living with daily anxiety (which I do), your systems are bound to shut down at some time. Always being in hyperdrive with the "fight-or-flight" response just causes added torment to your immune and cardiovascular systems. I would think that stress is most taxing on the heart, but the reason why you get sick more often, is that your body's energy is focused on the panic, not the germs, and it's too exhausted by the epinephrine to be able to fight off infection. So yes, if you're living with constant stress for a long period of time, it might manifest itself in illnesses that weren't present before.
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