5 Ways Living in Debt Can Affect Your Health

    If you’re struggling financially and are having issues with debt, you may be finding that money-related stress is beginning to affect multiple aspects of your life. Having issues with money isn’t just something you can ignore, and most likely you’ve spent nights lying awake worrying. Unfortunately, this stress can impact your health in major ways. Contact Credit Canada Debt Solutions if you want to work toward alleviating your debt and living a more healthy life.

    1. Lack of Sleep

    If you’re unable to sleep because of the stress your debt is causing you, you’re going to find yourself having a number of health issues as a consequence. Sleepless nights can cause:

    • Lack of concentration and forgetfulness
    • Heart disease, heart failure, and irregular heartbeat
    • Loss of sex drive
    • Advanced aging

    And more, like mood disorders, anxiety, and depression.

    2. Anxiety and Depression

    Even if lack of sleep wasn’t a factor, you’re already at risk for developing anxiety and/or depression due to the stress of being in debt. A loss of control is linked to feelings of anxiousness and depression, so it’s no surprise that a financial crisis can affect mental health.

    3. Lack of Nutrition

    Being in debt is so crippling that it can affect almost every aspect of your life, including how well you eat. First, stress can lead to unhealthy eating habits where a person will either overeat or will eat foods that are high in fat and sugar – this is known as emotional eating. Second, a lack of funds means that you will turn to cheaper processed foods which are loaded with sugar, refined carbs, salt, trans fat, and that lack valuable nutrients.

    Unhealthy eating can lead to weight gain, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and a slew of other health issues.

    4. Lowered Immunity

    Although studies are still being done to figure out why this happens, stress is known to cause issues with the effectiveness of a person’s immune system. Being in debt is already stressful enough without having to constantly put up with colds and other annoying ailments. Matters are made even worse if you are finding it difficult to get to work because you are constantly sick. Obviously, you need that money to help you pay off your debt in the first place, so this can result in a vicious cycle of being constantly stressed and sick.

    5. Aches and Pains

    Being stressed makes your body tense up and can affect your posture as well. This increased tension in your body causes aches and pains all over, primarily in your neck and back. People who are stressed also have a tendency to clench or grind their teeth together, which takes place primarily when sleeping. Grinding and clenching can lead to headaches and migraines, neck pain, vision issues, and jaw pain.

    Start Today

    There’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Sign up for a Debt Consolidation Program with Credit Canada and begin to get the help you need. You’d be surprised to see just how much progress you can make in a short amount of time. With the right amount of support, anything is possible. 


    • Tom La Vecchia

      Founder of New Theory & X Factor Media

      Founder and Publisher of New Theory Magazine and Podcast. Serial Entrepreneur who loves wine, cigars and anything that allows to people to connect and share experiences.

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