via BlackDoctor:

Is stress truly the #1 killer? According to the American Psychological Association, chronic stress is linked to the six leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver and suicide. Not to mention, more than 75 percent of all physician office visits are for stress-related ailments and complaints.

So, why aren’t more people taking stress seriously?

Stress is a natural physical and mental reaction to life experiences. Everyone expresses stress from time to time. But when it becomes a daily habit and turns into chronic stress, it could put your health at serious risk.

Curious about what it actually does to the body? Here are 16 warning signs that can indicate you’re experiencing chronic stress:

1. Headaches: Stress can trigger and intensify tension headaches.

2. Increased Depression: Chronic stress can wear you down emotionally and lead to depression.

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