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The Harmful Side of Stress

  1. Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)

    Atopic dermatitis is a hereditary and chronic skin disorder that mostly affects infants and young children, but may last until a child reaches adolescence or adulthood.

  2. Heart Attack

    A heart attack occurs when the blood supply is cut off from the heart muscle, usually because of a blood clot. Without blood and oxygen, the muscle cells are damaged and die.

  3. How to Fight Stress-Related Diseases

    No one can avoid all stress -- and a certain amount actually is good for you. But it's always best to keep unhealthy levels in check when possible.

  4. Insomnia

    Insomnia, the term for having trouble sleeping at night, is one of the most common sleep complaints. About one in three adults has bouts of insomnia that last a few days at a time.

  5. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

    A person with IBS has a colon that is more sensitive and reactive than usual, so it responds strongly to stimuli that would not affect other people.

  6. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

    PTSD is a condition that often follows a terrifying physical or emotional event—causing the person who survived the event to have persistent, frightening thoughts and memories of the ordeal.

  7. Stress Can Increase Your Risk for Heart Disease

    Mental stress does more than diminish your sense of well-being. It also can increase your risk for heart disease.

  8. Stress Can Pack on Pounds

    Many people hunger for sweets, salty snacks, and other processed foods when they are stressed. One solution: Reach for healthy high-fiber snacks with a bit of the tastes you crave.