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.
Heart Failure and Caregiver Burnout
Are you stressed out from caring for a loved one with heart failure? WebMD tells you how to recognize caregiver burnout and what to do about it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How Anger Can Hurt Your Heart
Yellers, ragers, and door slammers beware -- frequent high levels of anger have now been linked to heart disease.
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.
How to Wreck Your Heart
These unhealthy habits can put your heart at risk.
Tips to Reduce Holiday Travel Stress
Get tips on how to navigate the minefields of holiday travel from experts at the world’s busiest airport.
Relieve Your Driving Stress
You don't have to let traffic get the best of you. Try these simple stress-relief techniques to put the brakes on road rage.
Terrorism-Related Stress? Know the Signs.
Watching tragic events on TV can stress you out and contribute to health problems. Know the signs.
How Stress Affects Men and Women
Psychologist Patricia Farrell, PhD, discusses the different ways men and women handle stress.