Medical risks of long-term stress
Weakens the immune system
It increases sensibility to different diseases and extends recovery time. Upper respiratory symptoms like cough and lung pain get more frequent and the risk of skin diseases increases as well.
Raises the risk of cardiovascular problems
Under stress the blood-pressure increases and the heart rate accelerates which is a normal reaction but in the long run it has a harmful effect. Permanent hypertension significantly strains the body and can lead to cardiac arrhythmia and in extreme cases even heart attack.
It speeds up the body's biological process of aging.