Are your children stressed? The answer could be important to their health

A new survey found that many children are struggling with stress, which could lead to health issues in the future.

A recent report from the American Psychological Association found that children are dealing with high levels of stress at younger ages.1 The problem with this is the number of health concerns associated with being stressed out.

Possible outcomes of stress
A number of side effects that are experienced in conjunction with feelings of being overwhelmed can be avoided. However, many people who deal with stress for extended periods of time are also likely to face one of these health concerns:

  • Asthma: This may come as a surprise, but stress can worsen the effects of asthma on suffers, according to WebMD.2
  • Diabetes: Stress can lead to poor eating and alcohol consumption, both which worsen the effects of diabetes. Additionally, Type 2 diabetics are at risk of increased glucose levels when feeling stressed out.
  • Heart disease: Although medical experts are unsure why, it is believed that stress can lead to high blood pressure and ultimately cardiovascular issues. It is also known that sudden bouts of emotional stress may trigger heart attacks, especially for those with chronic heart conditions.

In order to prevent future health issues related to stress, it's important for parents to monitor their children's overall well-being. Getting enough sleep, exercising regularly and eating healthy can all go a long way in the fight against stress for those young and old.

If you're suffering from worsened asthma, diabetic issues or heart problems due to increased stress, you may want to contact Medex Supply for your medical supply needs. This online medical supply store provides easy ordering from the comfort of your home for items such as diabetic equipment, blood pressure monitors, asthma management supplies and more.

1 American Psychological Association, "Stress in America: Are teens adopting adults' stress habits?" February 11, 2014
2 WebMD, "10 health problems related to stress that you can fix" May 3, 2010

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