Heart Disease And Stress
For years, doctors have believed that those of us who are under a lot of stress have an increased risk of heart disease.
But there are many different definitions of stress, and many ways in which they can lead to coronary disease.
Although some research has been done into the link between stress and heart disease, current data does not yet support specific recommendations about stress reduction as a proven therapy for cardiovascular disease.
What kind of stress are we talking about?
When people refer to “stress,” they may be talking about two different things: physical stress, or emotional stress. Most of the medical literature on stress and heart disease refers to physical stress.
But when talking about stress, most of us are referring to the emotional pressure experienced in every day life.