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How can stress affect your emotional and physical health?

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If you're constantly under stress, you can have physical symptoms, such as headaches, an upset stomach, high blood pressure, chest pain, and problems with sex and sleep.

Stress can also lead to emotional problems, depression, panic attacks, or other forms of anxiety and worry.

From: How Stress Affects Your Health WebMD Medical Reference

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American Psychological Association: "How Stress Affects Your Health."

Mayo Clinic: "Stress Management."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Fact Sheet on Stress."

 

 

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on October 16, 2018

SOURCES:

American Psychological Association: "How Stress Affects Your Health."

Mayo Clinic: "Stress Management."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Fact Sheet on Stress."

 

 

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on October 16, 2018

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