Stress and Cardiovascular Disease: Managing the Silent Killer


Vasili Beli*

Stress is an unavoidable part of modern life, affecting individuals across the globe in various ways. While it is a natural response to challenging situations, chronic stress can lead to severe health issues, including Cardiovascular Disease (CVD). This article explores the intricate relationship between stress and CVD, highlighting the mechanisms that link them and emphasizing the importance of effective stress management as a preventive and therapeutic measure. It also discusses practical strategies for managing stress and reducing the risk of CVD, emphasizing lifestyle changes, mindfulness techniques, and social support networks. Physical activity is a powerful stress reducer. Exercise releases endorphins, which are natural mood lifters, and it also helps regulate stress hormones. Engaging in regular physical activity can lower blood pressure, improve heart health, and reduce the risk of CVD. A well-balanced diet can have a significant impact on both stress levels and cardiovascular health. Foods rich in antioxidants, such as fruits and vegetables, can help combat the inflammation associated with stress.




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