10 Strange Things Stress Can Do To Your Body - Episode 2


In this episode, we dive deep into the the topic of stress. we discuss a recent article from the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Richard Lang, an internal medicine physician, and Dr. Susan Albers, a psychiatrist, discuss the impact of stress on the body and mind. 

Short-term stressors from everyday life can cause physical reactions such as tense muscles and a rapid heartbeat. They are not typically as worrisome as chronic stressors. 

Chronic stressors, such as ongoing financial or family problems, can have lasting physical and mental health effects. They can contribute to inflammation, and a whole a host of health problems, including weight gain, poor sleep, and gut-related issues.. In some cases cases, stress can make existing heart and lung conditions worse, contribute to autoimmune conditions, and weaken the immune system. Stress can also have a significant impact on reproductive health, leading to skipped periods, hormonal imbalances, and reduced fertility.

To counteract the negative effects of stress, it is essential to develop healthy coping mechanisms. Managing stress through activities such as regular exercise, meditation/mindfulness, hobbies, yoga, or talking to a mental health professional can help to break the vicious cycle of stress and poor physical health.


Albers, S., & Lang, R. (2023). 10 Strange Things Stress Can Do to Your Body. Retrieved from https://health.clevelandclinic.org/things-stress-can-do-to-your-body/