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Chronic stress is stress that lasts a long time or occurs frequently. Chronic stress is potentially damaging.
Features of chronic stress include:
- upset stomach
- varicose veins
Ensuring a healthy diet containing magnesium may help control or eliminate stress, in those individuals with lower levels of magnesium or those who have a magnesium deficiency. Chronic stress can also lead to a magnesium deficiency, which can be a factor in continued chronic stress, and a whole host of other negative medical conditions caused by a magnesium deficiency.
It has been discovered that there is a huge upsurge in the number of people who suffer from this condition. A very large number of these new cases suffer from insomnia.
In a review of the scientific literature on the relationship between stress and disease, the authors found that stress plays a role in triggering or worsening depression and cardiovascular disease and in speeding the progression of HIV/AIDS.
- Chronic illness
- Expert patient
- Psychosomatic medicine
- Stress management
- Stress reactions
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Metcalfe, C, Davey Smith G, Macleod J et al. (March 2003). Self-reported stress and subsequent hospital admissions as a result of hypertension, varicose veins and haemorrhoids. Journal of Public Health Medicine 25 (1): 62–68.
- ↑ Alterations in magnesium and oxidative status during chronic emotional stress
- ↑ Cohen S, Janicki-Deverts D, Miller GE (2007). Psychological stress and disease.. JAMA 298 (14): 1685–7. "Stress Contributes To Range Of Chronic Diseases, Review Shows" ScienceDaily.com (Oct. 10, 2007)