Stress reduction

The diagnosis of cancer presents many challenges and you may feel a great deal of stress. Some people try to relieve stress by smoking, drinking, overeating, using drugs or just shutting down. Some people become violent or abusive in response to stress. These methods of coping have harmful side effects. By learning other ways to deal with symptoms of stress, you can avoid problems that may affect yourself or others and improve your overall quality of life.

Proprietary Health Article

Your December resolution: Manage your stress

Much has been written about the harmful effects of stress on the heart, the immune system, the digestive system, the reproductive system, the lungs, the muscles – even the skin. But if you ask me, the most devastating effect is the toll that stress takes on your mood and quality of life. 

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American Heart Association: Managing Stress for People with Heart Failure

American Heart Association elaborates on how manage stress in your daily life to maintain a healthy heart.