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Is Stress Causing My Health Issues?

We are all looking for ways to be better at managing stress. Especially since stress can cause a number of health issues, including digestive problems, sleep issues and heart disease.

Our team at AFC Urgent Care Centennial wants to help you live a longer, healthier life, which means being better at handling stress!

What Can Stress Do to Our Health?

When many of us think about stress, we think about the headaches and the bad mood it puts us in at times. 

However, what you may not realize is that when your body is in a constant state of stress, it can actually start affecting your overall health in a negative way.

Negative Health Effects of Stress

  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • High blood pressure
  • Hot flashes
  • Insomnia
  • Nervousness

How Can I Start Managing My Stress?

While some stress here and there can be good for you—motivating you to get things done and improving productivity—when you suffer from constant stress, it is time to do what you can to better manage it.

As a result, you want to live a healthier lifestyle, as well as adopt habits that will help you to better manage stressful situations.

Ways to Manage Stress

  • Be positive.
  • Avoid stress triggers, if possible.
  • Eat a healthy diet.
  • Get regular exercise.
  • Meditate.
  • Find a hobby.
Is your stress causing you to be sick? Visit the AFC Urgent Care Centennial team today for a complete checkup.