How does stress affect the brain?

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) — If you are one of the people who suffer from constant psychological stress, then perhaps it is time to prioritize your mental health.

The Omani Ministry of Health stated, through its official account on the Instagram website, that psychological stress affects the brain greatly, causing the following:

Continuous stress damages brain cells.

  • Raises cholesterol level

It increases the chances of high blood pressure, mood swings, and a tendency to be sad and depressed.

  • Decreases focus

Work productivity is affected and the times for completing various tasks increase

  • sleep disturbances

It leads to an imbalance in brain functions, including sleep regulation

  • Extreme nervousness

It is considered the most comprehensive effect of stress, due to the accumulation of previous effects

The Gulf Health Council, through its official account on Instagram, published 4 tips to help you reduce psychological stress.

First of all, it is important to exercise regularly, eat a balanced diet, and get enough sleep.

You must also communicate with those around you, and express the pressures you face with your family and friends.

And you can’t forget to practice your hobbies or any activity you prefer during your day.

Finally, get help, and talk to a professional if you need advice.

And according to what the Gulf Health Council stated, via Instagram, studies have shown that men are less aware of the negative moods they face, and ask for the advice they need.

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