Chronic stress can have a serious mental and physical impact. As long as your mind is experiencing a threat, your system ensures that your body remains vigilant and alert. If this fight or flight response continues, it has long-lasting consequences. The adrenal glands produce corticoids (adrenaline and norepinephrine) that have an inhibitory effect on digestion, tissue repair and the immune system, among other things. These are important functions to keep the body healthy and fit.
In the end, chronic stress often leads to illness or mental problems. Some people get high blood pressure, migraines, intestinal problems or fatigue, while other suffer from anxiety, sleeping problems or panic attacks.