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Stress Emotions&Relaxation

Stress and anger are a part of life. However, the body's reaction to uncontrolled stress and anger is a risk factor for heart disease. When the body senses danger, it releases epinephrine, a hormone that makes the heart beat faster and the body ready for action. People who are stressed all the time, also secrete a hormone called cortisol. This hormone raises blood pressure and causes the body to retain fluids. Together, these circulating hormones place more stress on your heart.

Behavior Change Resources

Relaxation, healing and guided imagery books, audio, websites and other materials.

Depression & Heart Disease

Learn about when temporary feelings of sadness are normal or when treatment is necessary to help you cope and recover.

Stress & Heart Disease

The key to managing stress in your life is to understand the causes of your stress and, then learn how to manage it.

Guided Imagery & Heart Surgery

See how guided imagery can help people overcome stress, anger, pain, depression, insomnia and other problems often associated with illnesses and medical/surgical procedures.

Guided Imagery Audio Login Page

Login to access the guided imagery audio tracks.

Mind Body Exercises

Learn how mind-body exercises provide a powerful way for you to actively participate in your own health care, minimize pain and insomnia and promote recovery.



Resources

Learn more about stress and how to control it from the above topics. For more information about techniques to manage stress, contact the resources below.

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