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Stress caused by today’s crises can actually damage your health. A doctor has some suggestions – The Washington Post

Most of us need more than one way to discharge adrenaline and turn off the cortisol spigot, an internist says.

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After we ran blood tests and an electrocardiogram to monitor her heart, it was clear that anxiety was driving the spike in her blood pressure and making her feel sick.
How to help her? First by identifying stress as the root cause of her blood pressure flare. Second, by making a plan to unwind the physiological effects of the hormones cortisol and adrenaline that spike with stress including breathing techniques, exercise, and short-term discontinuation of alcohol and caffeine. Plus, close monitoring…

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