Health Guides: Stay Strong With Multiple Sclerosis

6 Surprising Signs of Stress

How chronic stress can make MS symptoms worse

Surprising Signs of Stress

Surprising Signs of Stress

Stress isn't always a bad thing. It can help you work harder and motivate you to do your best. But ongoing stress takes a toll, especially on those with multiple sclerosis. Stress triggers a flood of adrenaline and cortisol, causing health problems, such as stiff muscles, fatigue, depression, clumsiness and sleep problems. Because many signs of stress overlap with those of multiple sclerosis, chronic stress usually results in a worsening of MS symptoms. Everyone’s body reacts differently under pressure, but here are some common warning signs of stress for those with MS, and what you can do about them.

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