Risks to health

Chronic stress makes us vulnerable to physical and emotional problems: it burdens the immune system and increases the risk of illness. In light of the growing number  of stress-related diseases, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared stress to be one of the greatest health risks of the 21st century.

In the long term, unrelieved or chronic stress can have serious and diverse health consequences such as:

  • High blood pressure
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Digestive disorders
  • Migraine
  • Low resistance to infections
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Burnout
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression