Reducing Stress

Everyone experiences stress — the condition caused by a reaction to physical, chemical, emotional or environmental factors. However, they feel it in different amounts and react to it in different ways.

Constant, or chronic, stress can cause many health issues. It can cause the body to remain in high gear for extended periods of time, which causes breathing and heart rate to speed up and blood pressure to rise.

Stress may affect many of the risk factors and behaviors for heart disease, such as high blood pressuresmokingphysical inactivity and poor eating habits

Learn more about stress and heart health.

Find ways to address the causes of your stress and be sure to make time for things you enjoy. The American Heart Association has valuable information and tools for reducing stress, an important part of your treatment plan and overall health.

Support that lifts you up

Our online community of patients, survivors and caregivers is here to keep you going no matter the obstacles. We’ve been there, and we won’t let you do it alone.

Importance of Having a Support System