Whether you’ve been caught in stand-still traffic or you’ve been nervous before an important meeting—we’re all familiar with the physical and mental effects of stress. While it's normal to experience higher levels of stress from time to time, too much stress can contribute to health issues that affect the kidneys.
While having small amounts of stress in your life is perfectly normal, long exposure to your body’s stress response can make your body work harder to keep you healthy. When your body is experiencing high levels of stress, it has the following effects:
These things make it harder for your kidneys to do their job to keep you healthy.
The next time you’re feeling overwhelmed, try one or more of these coping techniques to relax and recharge:
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