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Reduce Stress to Prevent Headaches

Don’t Face Stress Alone

Stress is hard to pinpoint and often comes with a lot of baggage. Something that stresses you out may not bother others. People might tell you it’s all in your head but ignoring stress can give it more room to do damage.

If stress is interfering with your life, relationships, or ability to function, reach out for help. “So many people feel like they’ve failed if they can’t manage stress on their own,” says Sternberg. She compares chronic stress to appendicitis. “You wouldn’t wait that out, you’d seek medical care. Unmanageable stress is no different.”

Reviewed on May 14, 2010

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