Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Stress Management

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Chronic stress can lead to high blood pressure and cholesterol, two major risk factors for heart disease, heart attack, and stroke. Stressors like a heavy workload at the office or the death of a loved one affects your heart. While stressed, people may engage in other activities like smoking and over eating that lead to risk factors for heart disease.

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Few stressors are as powerful as the loss of a cherished family member or relative. Every doctor has several stories to tell about the effects on a patient.  My most dramatic two stories involve the loss of a husband leading to a visit to my office. In the first, a previously very healthy 60 year-old woman awoke to find her husband dead in bed…

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HeartHawk, Health Guide, commented on Informed, Self-directed Healthcare (ISH) Dear Anon:   Yes, this is exactly why I pound on the point of Informed,…




Deanne Stein, Health Guide, posted Stress, Stroke and Heart Disease I have forgotten how much work it is to move. My family only moved across town, but it…




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