Constant activation of nervous system responses on the body fatigues and damages organs
Muscles tense to try to protect against injury and pain. Can lead to tension headaches, migraines, and chronic pain when muscles stay tensed for long periods of time.
Breathing becomes heavier, which can lead to asthma attack, hyperventilation, and panic attack
Heart rate and blood pressure increase. Consistently elevated heart rate and blood pressure can lead to high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke.
May feel “butterflies” in the stomach, or experience nausea and vomiting
Blood sugar levels rise. Frequent glucose spikes can lead to diabetes for people who are already at risk.
Body shuts down non-essential functions. Suppression of immune system leaves the body vulnerable to infection, and disrupted digestive processes can cause diarrhea or constipation.