HEALTH ISSUES RELATED TO STRESS

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With the rapidly changing lifestyle of Indians, especially the younger generation, there has also been a significant rise in the stress levels and the consequent health issues. This may be due to work stress, personal-life stress, but all kinds of these stress problems are on a significant rise.

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One major contributing factor to this has been the changed job scenario in India with a major chunk of the youth working in the IT or outsourcing industry. The lifestyle of Indian people has been hugely modified in accordance to the west, that has also brought with it a rise in the lifestyle ills like stress, depression, heart diseases, hypertension, blood pressure etc. Studies reveal that 70% of the urban Indian population is at risk of a cardiac arrest. Experts say that this is mainly due to a sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy eating habits, drinking, smoking and increased stress.  The World Health Organization(WHO) has identified India as one of the nations that is going to have most of the lifestyle disorders in the near future.  The population at risk is now shifting from 40+ to 30+ or even less. Already considered the diabetes capital of the world, India is now headed towards gaining another dubious distinction: the lifestyle related disease capital, as well.

Stress leads to numerous physical as well as mental ailments. Here are some of the major health issues:

  1. Cardiovascular ailments.
  2. Immune-related disorders.
  3. Asthma.
  4. Ulcers and digestive disorders.
  5. Migraines/headaches/backaches.
  6. Cancer and other neuro-degenerative disorders.
  7. Cervical Spondylitis.
  8. Obesity.
The problems may seem to be coming slowly, but they require urgent attention to prevent unwanted consequences that otherwise could prove pandemic. Follow an active and healthy lifestyle and do NOT worry. Remember, work is essential, but so is health.
Stay happy, stay healthy!

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