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April is National Stress Awareness Month

Stress is universal. Everyone experiences stress, but we all experience it differently. Stress can have many physical symptoms and cause long term problems.


Stress is more than just mental. Stress can lead to serious health complications. Chronic stress over time has been linked to all five risk factors for heart disease. It can also lead to impaired memory and concentration, weight gain, and sleep issues.


Tips for coping with stress:

  • Take care of yourself. Get sleep, eat healthy, and exercise when possible.

  • Talk to others and share your problems.

  • Take a break and make time for things that you enjoy.

  • Recognize when you need more help and talk to a professional.


Make sure you are visiting a healthcare professional regularly and discussing your overall health concerns. Let us be your supportive primary care home. Call today to book your appointment at (540) 993-4473.


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