Study: Stress level may affect auto-immune disorder risk

August 08, 2018 06:52 PM

We know that a lot of stress can impact our thoughts and mood. However, can too much stress actually make us more likely to develop autoimmune disorders? A recent study says yes.

The study looks at more than 100,000 people. Researchers found that those who were diagnosed with stress-related disorders were more likely to experience problems with their immune systems and the development of autoimmune disorders.

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"Our minds and our bodies are connected. Our emotions and what happens in our body are connected - we've known that for a long time. It's just another study that shows the evidence of that," explained Dr. Scott Bea with Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Bea says that moving our bodies, socializing and setting activity schedules are all things that can help us cope with our stress and how our body reacts to it.


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