Stress and Heart Disease Directory
Stress is a normal part of life, but unmanaged stress can increase the risk of heart disease. It's important to determine your stress triggers and either avoid them or learn to handle them in a way that reduces your stress. Common causes of intense stress are death of a loved one, relationship problems, job loss, legal problems, perfectionism, and more. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how stress affects your heart, signs of heart problems due to stress, and much more.
What's the Link Between Stress and Heart Disease?
WebMD looks at the connection between stress and heart disease, including ways to lower stress levels.
Heart Failure and Stress Management
If you have heart failure, stress management is an important topic. Find out what it may be able to do for you and, more importantly, how to do it.
The Effects of Stress on Your Body
Learn about the ways stress can affect your health.
What Are the Risk Factors for Heart Disease?
Learn about risk factors for heart disease, like smoking, family history, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, uncontrolled diabetes, and more.
10 Health Problems Related to Stress That You Can Fix
Stress seems to worsen or increase the risk of conditions like obesity, heart disease, and asthma. WebMD offers stress release tips to help you manage stress better - and lower your health risks.
Cut Down Stress to Help Your Heart
Learn how to use exercise, meditation, and other stress busters to reduce your risk of heart problems.
How Anger Can Hurt Your Heart
Yellers, ragers, and door slammers beware -- frequent high levels of anger have now been linked to heart disease.
Avoid a Broken Heart
Your lover is cheating on you. Your job has just been relocated to Taiwan. Your brother wants to borrow another grand. And to top it off, your cat's been scratching your antique divan. It doesn't help at this point for your doctor to tell you that hostility is bad for your heart.
Emotional Stress in Women That Can Kill
Gender medicine specialist Marianne Legato, MD, discusses how emotional stress can be extremely dangerous to women.
How Gender Differences Affect Relationships
From how we argue to how we remember, our gender affects our relationships, says gender specialist Marianne Legato, MD.
Can Stress Boost Heart Disease?
Jonathan Sackner Bernstein, MD, explains the link between stress and heart disease.
How Stress Affects Men and Women
Psychologist Patricia Farrell, PhD, discusses the different ways men and women handle stress.