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Stressed Out?

Stress is the body's physical, mental, and emotional response to change. Stress can be positive, keeping us alert, motivated, and ready to avoid danger but becomes negative when a person faces continuous challenges without relief. Persistent stress leads to headaches, GI upset, high blood pressure, chest pain, sexual dysfunction, trouble sleeping and emotional problems. Stress is linked to 6 of the leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver, and suicide. The Cleveland Clinic suggests the following for reducing stress: keep a positive attitude; accept that there are events that you cannot control; be assertive with your feelings, opinions, or beliefs instead of becoming angry or defensive; learn and practice relaxation techniques such as meditation, yoga, or tai-chi; exercise regularly; and eat healthy, balanced meals. Ask our pharmacist how we can help.



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