Does Stress Contribute to Heart Disease?
Can Stress Cause a Heart Attack? Well, that’s a tricky question to answer because doctors aren’t sure exactly how stress increases the risk of heart disease.
It could be that Stress itself is a risk factor, or that high levels of stress make other risk factors (such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure) worse.
For example: when one is under stress, blood pressure can go up, body temperature rises, there is a tendency not to exercise and if you smoke or drink alcohol you are more likely to overindulge.
If stress itself is a risk factor for heart disease, it could be because chronic stress exposes your body to unhealthy, persistently elevated levels of hormones like adrenaline and cortisol.
Studies also link stress to changes in the way blood clots, which increases the risk of heart attack.
Exercise can be a great stress reliever
Exercise increases circulation and helps remove the toxins and impurities that have accumulated in the physiology
These deposits are a major factor in the breakdown of the resistance of the body. Exercise is a key procedure for helping the body’s natural internal cleansing processes.
Exercise Instructions for all body types
Stress is a natural part of your life. Without some stress, you would lose your energy for living. You will thrive on certain amounts, but too much or too little stress will limit your effectiveness …
Symptoms of Stress
The following list of stress symptoms contains the most typical reactions to stress. It can also help you begin focusing on ways to manage stress …
Effects of Chronic Stress on the Brain
Chronic stress creates excessive levels of cortisol in the brain, impairing the function, short term, and contextual memory …
Effects of Stress on the Immune System
Chronic stress affects the immune system by increasing sympathetic activity and decreasing cellular immunity …
Effects of Stress on the Cardio System
Chronic stress can create significant damage to the cardiovascular system by increasing the risk of coronary artery disease …
Normal and Abnormal Responses to Stress
When stressed, your body creates extra energy to protect itself, somehow the energy must be channeled into responses to regain a balance …
The Biochemical Response to Stress
Chronic acute stress leads to an out of balance biochemistry with elevated cortisol and suppressed serotonin, consequently, stress plays a major causative role in both physical and mental health …
There are many things you can do to prevent heart disease and / or just stay healthy:
… the combination of Vedic Meditation, for twenty minutes twice a day, with a good diet – especially a low fat, low salt diet – and physical exercise, should see a dramatic change in your health.
Vedic Meditation is one of the most powerful techniques available for reducing stress and anxiety. It is also one of the easiest to learn and simplest to practice.
If you are in Auckland (NZ) call me, Warwick Jones, on 09 419 5380. Or email to find our how Vedic Meditation could help you achieve better health.
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