What You Need to Know About How Chronic Stress Affects the Brain

We’ve talked a lot about cortisol — the stress hormone — and its affects on the human body. Chronic stress causes increased cortisol levels and if it goes on too long, it damages the hippocampus.

The hippocampus is the part of the brain that controls:

  • Short-term memory
  • Our internal GPS – our conception of time, space and directions

These are early signs of Alzheimer’s. Watch this video from Dr. Eric Berg who explains what you need to know about chronic stress and it’s affects on the brain:

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