Stress and Anxiety

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about stress and anxiety.

How big of a role does stress play in women’s health?

Stress can play a major role in leading to other health problems for women, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Your body responds to stress by releasing hormones called stress hormones. These hormones make your blood pressure, heart rate and blood sugar levels rise.

Impact of Stress

Some of the long-term health effects of stress include the following:

  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Obesity
  • Menstrual problems
  • Acne and skin problems
  • Depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders
  • Abnormal heart beats

Women react to stress differently than men. Women are more likely to experience physical symptoms of stress than men.

Talk to your doctor for more information about the role stress plays in your health.

Learn More:

Michael Chunn, MD, Michael A. Chunn, MD Family Practice

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