Stress has become mundane in our lives and is often followed by a chain of events. When in stress the body remains in a high gear off and on for days or weeks at a time and reacts to it by releasing a hormone, adrenaline, which speeds up the breathing and heart rate of a person and lead to damage of the artery walls.
Chronic stress can take a toll on your overall physical health, weaken immune system and cause uncomfortable physical symptoms like headache and stomach problems.
Therefore managing stress and not letting it proceed to the level of chronic condition is a good idea to decline the promotion of build-up of plaque deposits in the arteries. Various studies using psychological therapies involving both social aspects and psychological are promising in the prevention of second heart attack, which is the major product of chronic stress.
Even minor stress can trigger heart problems like myocardial ischemia. This is a condition in which the heart doesn’t get enough blood or oxygen, making the blood stickier and leading to blood clots ultimately increasing your risk for strokes. Some people who go through lots of stress may opt for unhealthy ways to deal with it including smoking and drinking.
Different people react differently to stress, first, identify situations that causes stress. Although difficult, try to control your mental and physical reactions to these stressful situations and Instead of reacting strongly decrease the effect of stress by getting plenty of exercise, building a strong support system, seeking treatment for depression, trying yoga, meditation and reducing stress from work.
Consult your doctor or join programmes and classes if you have dealing with stress lately as chances of heart condition increases with increase in stress.