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Stress and Breast Health: Doctor Unveils the Connection

Stress and Breast Health: Doctor Unveils the Connection

Psychological stress and the way we respond to it affects our health in a myriad of ways. Protracted exposure to stress can cause changes in the body’s equilibrium and put the body at risk for many health concerns like heart disease, digestive issues, blood pressure changes, headaches, sleep disturbances, difficulty in concentration, depression, and even an increased risk of contracting viral infections. One of the lesser-known effects of stress is on breast health that needs awareness. In this article, Dr Karishma Kirti, Consultant Breast Specialist and Oncoplastic Surgeon shares the connection between stress and breast health.

In this rat race of the modern world, we face stress almost every day, at times due to daily events like concerns at work, relationships, or finances and sometimes additional stressors add to it, like a bereavement or other sudden adversities. In response to external stressors, the body releases stress hormones like epinephrine and

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