Bad credit has physical side effects. When financial health is in poor shape, your mental and physical health can suffer.
People grappling with bad credit can experience headaches, ulcers, high blood pressure, chest pain, and obesity.
Stressful experiences like debt can activate a complex hormonal response that damages health over time.
It can cause shame, guilt, and low self-esteem, leading to depression. Fatigue, insomnia, and anxiety can also follow.
The physical side effects of bad credit can be severe and can impact every area of your life.
It can make it harder to get a loan, rent an apartment, or maintain healthy relationships.
However, bad credit doesn’t have to keep you down forever. A few changes can have a positive, long-term effect.
It's important to take care of both your physical and mental health, as well as your financial health.
Seek assistance from counselors who offer sessions on a sliding scale for payment, or call a free hotline.