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No matter what kind of worry you have, the response in your body is always the same: It increases your cortisol levels.
Cortisol compromises your immune system. As a result, you will become more susceptible to disease.
Also, stress and fear can cause depression, bipolar disorder, panic disorder, and burn-out.
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