Physical Consequences of Stress on Senior Health

The consequences of stress on senior health can be just as serious as the effects of long-term poor diet, lack of exercise or smoking. Between 75 and 90% of doctor’s appointments are due to stress or the effects that it has on the body and mind. Seniors have a particularly high risk of stress due to the changes in their lives from retirement, illness and lifestyle changes. Stress can cause:

·         Hair loss

·         Insomnia

·         Depression

·         Digestive issues

·         High blood pressure

·         Worsening of existing conditions

·         Headaches

·         Anxiety

All of these physical and mental conditions can be linked to stress so it is important to consider this and address any issues. Have you had financial worries since retiring? Are you suffering from the loss of a loved one? Are you struggling with too much time alone or with retirement? This article explains exactly how stress affects senior health and will provide further insight on how to combat it.