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Stress and its effects on heart health

Stress is a feeling that can result from a situation or thought that makes a person feel frustrated, angry, or nervous. Ok Medline Plus, The United States National Library of Medicine website can be positive (sometimes) because it helps to avoid danger or fulfill a commitment.

However, it can be harmful over a long period of time, causing damage to health, especially the heart.

“Stress is a cardiac risk factor. And although there are no definitive studies that prove this, medical practice shows this: the less stress a person has, the lower the risk of suffering a cardiovascular accident, and therefore Quite the contrary,” states the Spanish Heart Foundation.

Along the same lines, the Foundation further states that this connection between stress and the heart has taken time to discover. “It has taken decades to prove the link between stress and cardiovascular risk. And it is epidemiological studies conducted after major crises and catastrophes that have shown that mental stress triggers cardiovascular diseases.

Warning signs about the effects of stress on health include the following:

  • Frequent headaches, muscular and visceral.
  • General fatigue.
  • Increase in body temperature.
  • frequent sweating
  • Gastrointestinal discomfort (diarrhoea, dyspepsia).
  • rashes
  • Dryness of mouth and throat.
  • overeating
  • Toxic intake.
  • insomnia.
  • Nervous tics, irritability, nervousness, lack of concentration and memory, fears, phobias, bad mood.
  • Sense of failure
  • Venereal disease.
  • Labor problems.
  • anti social Behaviour

for his part, Mayo Clinic, The nonprofit organization devoted to clinical practice, education, and research points out other symptoms that can cause stress:

  • anxiety consuming more or less food than usual
  • outburst of anger
  • lack of motivation or focus
  • drug addiction or alcoholism
  • tobacco use
  • social isolation
  • sadness or depression
  • exercise less often

It is important that a doctor is consulted in case of any symptoms to get the correct diagnosis and start the treatment on time, if necessary. Professional help should be sought, especially if the following cases occur, indicating Medline Plus:

  • “You have feelings of panic, such as dizziness, rapid breathing, or a fast heartbeat.
  • You are unable to work or perform tasks at home or your job.
  • You are afraid that you cannot control.
  • You are having flashbacks of a traumatic event.

How to take care of heart?

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has outlined some recommendations for heart health.

  • Have a healthy diet: Foods with less salt and less sodium should be consumed. Limit your intake of foods with trans fats, as these can trigger a heart attack. Similarly reduce the intake of sugar.
  • Pay attention to health problems: Be aware of conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol, as these conditions increase the risk of developing heart disease. For this, periodic check-ups should be done and if the doctor diagnoses any of these conditions, follow the recommendations and take the medicine on time.
  • Be careful with aspirin use: Daily use of this medicine helps prevent heart attack, but it is not healthy for everyone. For this reason, before doing so, you should consult your doctor, to know the effect and proper dosage.
  • medical tests. Even if you do not have a specific disease or health condition, it is important to regularly see a doctor and have regular medical examinations to verify that everything is fine or, if so, So to detect abnormalities in time.

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