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How Do You Get Rid of Stress?

We all suffer from stress every now and then. However, when stress starts to take a toll on our day-to-day life, it is to the point where even our own health is at risk.

Therefore, our team at AFC Urgent Care West Islip wants to offer you tips on how you can become better at managing your stress so that your health isn't negatively affected. 

What Can Stress Do to Our Health?

A small amount of stress is a positive and can even promote productivity. But too much stress can cause a number of negative health effects, including headaches and tummy trouble. 

Chronic stress can also increase your risk of developing many health conditions, including heart disease and stroke.

Common Causes of Stress

  • The death of a loved one
  • Divorce
  • Loss of a job
  • Increase in financial obligations
  • Getting married
  • Moving to a new home
  • Chronic illness or injury
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Work issues

What Are the Symptoms of Stress?

Stress impacts everyone in slightly different ways. Some of the main signs of stress include low energy, headaches, digestive problems, tense muscles, sleep issues and frequent sickness. 

But while stress causes a number of symptoms, there are steps you can take to manage it effectively.

Ways to Manage Stress

  • Avoid caffeine.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Get plenty of quality sleep.
  • Meditate or sit quietly with your thoughts.
  • Keep a journal.
  • Find a support system.
Is stress starting to take a toll on your health? Visit AFC Urgent Care West Islip today for a checkup.