(HealthDay News) -- Caregiving often is emotionally and physically challenging, and it can harm your health if you become too stressed.
The Womenshealth.gov website mentions these potential side effects of caregiver stress:
- Increased likelihood of anxiety and depression.
- Increased risk of a chronic health problems, such as arthritis, diabetes, cancer or heart disease.
- Greater risk of a weaker immune system, leading to more sick time.
- Slower healing from wounds.
- Greater risk of obesity.