Finances are the leading cause of stress and it is estimated that 95% of people worry about debt. It has been said that when it comes to money there are two types of people in this world: those who worry about it and those who don’t. Stress is a life factor that we have come to expect created by the demands of daily life and pressure from jobs, families, and events. Money stress is a different kind of stress however because it is interconnected with so many other areas of life. Studies show that debt is a burden that can ruin lives by causing mental breakdowns as well as physical health problems. Worry about debt related issues takes a huge toll and most people are unaware that the health issues they are facing are a result of debt.
Worry causes stress and when you have to react to a stressful situation, your body has a built in “fight-or-flight” response. When this response is put into play, it can have long-lasting detrimental effects because hormones, adrenaline, and cortisol are released into your blood stream. These chemicals raise your blood pressure and heart rate and they are responsible for rapid breathing, sweating, trembling, dizziness, as well as altering how your immune system functions. When these elements are activated on a regular basis, the effect will lead to numerous health problems that can be serious and potentially life threatening. Migraine headaches, ulcers, diabetes, muscle cramps, nerve damage, gastrointestinal disease, hair loss, heart disease, stroke, cancer, nervousness, allergies, neck and shoulder pain, digestive problems, and heart attacks are only a few of the maladies associated with debt-stress. Research also indicates that when you worry about debt you automatically lose sleep. This causes a decrease in a hormone called leptin, which lets your brain know when your body requires food. Your control for food consumption is non-existent when you have low levels of leptin and this leads to weight gain or obesity.
Mental problems are another aspect of health related issues associated with stress that is brought on by too much debt. Many people have problems at home and work because their minds are overburdened with constant worries and they spend a lot of time trying to cope. When your financial future looks bleak, angry outbursts, lack of concentration, hopelessness, and feelings of frustration can cause depression to set in. Depression associated with debt is typically accompanied by guilt and shame, which destroys self-esteem leaving a feeling of misery, self-hatred, failure, inadequacy, and worthlessness. Eventually this self-destruction can take over a person’s entire world, clouding all of their views and judgment.
If you are overwhelmed with worry over your financial circumstances, the first thing you should understand is that no situation is too hopeless. With professional guidance, there is help available and bankruptcy is one way to give you a new outlook, new skills, and best of all, a new feeling of self-esteem. When you are being pushed and pulled in several directions, you may feel that your financial problems are too difficult to handle alone and that is where an experienced bankruptcy attorney such as Robert Pflueger will help. Worry manifests itself into difficulties that may not seem important at first but they will eventually grow into major physical and mental health issues. Ignoring your troubles and doing nothing is the worst thing to do so call Orlando Bankruptcy Law Firm today and let us help. Bankruptcy laws provide a service by which you obtain relief from the demands your creditors and this will allow you to do something positive about the financial negatives in your life. Attorney Robert H. Pflueger will analyze your current financial situation and teach you how to manage your finances instead of allowing your finances to manage you. Deciding to take action is the first step so if you are ready to live without financial worry and stress, Robert H. Pflueger is only a phone call away.