Short-term Effects of Stress on Seniors

As we age, it becomes more challenging to find ways to deal with stress. Facing changes in our routines that we have structured for years, such as a challenging medical diagnosis or grieving the loss of a spouse, can weigh on our emotions and our mental health.

If you are facing a particularly difficult amount of stress on a day-to-day basis, this can have long-term effects on your health. This is why it is essential to know the short-term symptoms of stress that may be affecting you and causing you to suffer, such as:

  1. High blood pressure
  2. High blood sugar
  3. Hair loss
  4. Skin issues, such as rashes, hives, or breakouts
  5. Fatigue or sleeplessness
  6. Heightening of asthmatic symptoms
  7. Headaches or migraines
  8. Digestive issues, such as overeating, under eating, or irritable bowel syndrome

By keeping in mind theĀ short-term effects of stress on seniors, we can make sure to prioritize mindful living and seek ways to unwind on a more regular basis for the sake of our health as we age.

Written By: Sally Perkins