There are many aspects of the aging process that Houston residents find frustrating, such as a lack of energy, mysterious aches and pains and – for some – a diminished libido. And, while they may not be the most pressing concerns in terms of aging longevity, there are few who don't fret over the dark spots, frown lines and other physical changes that transform the way they look as the years go on.

In past posts, we've touched on how excessive exposure to stress can actually accelerate the aging process and increase the risk of serious health complications. Today, we'll review a few ways that a constant flood of cortisol can alter your appearance.

The Huffington Post recently published an edifying infographic on this subject, highlighting the fact that stress can lead to dry skin, brittle fingernails, hair loss and a notably exhausted look. The source also points out that enduring substantial stress may ramp up the aging process in general because it is associated with shorter telomeres. These nucleotide sequences are found at the end of your DNA strands, and their length correlates with aging longevity, research indicates.

At Longevity Centres of America, our top priority is to help our clients look and feel their best whatever their age. As a part of that mission, we seek to educate readers about how the choices they make could affect their overall well-being over time. We offer infusion therapy and other treatments that can help you counteract the effects of stress, as well as hormone pellet implants and IV chelation.