Chest Pain Stress

Is there such a thing as chest pain stress? According to a thesis authored by Annika Janson Fagring of the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, unexplained chest pain in some 20,000 patients she studied in 2006 was most likely a result of stress.

The women patients she studied tended to suffer from symptoms of depression and anxiety while the men were more likely to perceive their lives and jobs as being stressful.

Most were middle aged and reported that the chest pain they experienced had a negative impact on their lives. They were often tired, anxious, and afraid. Their pain could not be linked to heart disease or any other illness that could be diagnosed.

Now, any pain is not something to take lightly. It could well be a symptom of something much more critical than stress. So if you have it, get it checked! But if you find it's not diagnosed as anything life threatening, you might want to work on reducing stress to prevent it in the future.

Many of the exercises on this website will help. Even just 15 minutes a day will make a huge difference. But if you are really serious about reducing stress, get this book and while you are waiting for it to arrive, listen to the free audio podcasts that will help you get started on your proven Eight Week Stress Reduction Program that you can do from the comfort of your home.

Annika's Thesis



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