Postby DrAnnie1 » Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:17 pm

Is it right that stress sometimes leads to heart attack? How is it possible? Please let me know.....
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Postby Richard@DecisionSkills » Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:21 pm

Stress releases cortisol, increases blood pressure, leads to a higher risk of a heart attack.
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Postby WonderGurl » Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:56 pm

Yes, but only if an individual views stress as a negative experience. New research shows that it's not stress itself that causes health issues, including heart attacks, but the belief that stress is harmful: ... anguage=en
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Postby All in the mind » Sun Jun 28, 2015 6:39 pm

If you suffer with medical anxiety (hypochondria), then you can be convinced that your anxiety symptoms are organic medical conditions. So your stress-related tachycardia is dealt with as if you are having a heart attack. Are you having panic attacks?

See you doctor to rule out any organic conditions. There's nothing like having peace of mind!
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