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Is Stress Making You Sick?: How Stress Affects Your Immune System

Stress is a consistent and significant player in your health. Nearly every cell in your body has receptors for stress hormones. When these chemicals are released in response to a stressor, either a physical or emotional threat, the cells of the body respond to activate different pathways and up- or down-regulate various functions. One system that’s sensitive to stress hormones is the immune system, your body’s defense and repair system. Interestingly, your body’s immune response to stress depends largely on the duration of the stress. 

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