Symptoms of Anxiety and Heart Disease May Overlap in Women

In this study, anxiety disorders were present in subjects without previously diagnosed heart disease yet they were the ones with more ischemia. This suggests that these women likely HAD heart disease that just hadn’t been diagnosed yet. The reason might have been because their anxiety disorder may have been masking symptoms of heart disease because many of them overlap (e.g., fatigue, decreased energy, heart palpitations, sweating, chest discomfort, hyperventilation, and fear/worry). This could lead physicians to misinterpret symptoms of real heart disease as those of anxiety in women >>> via MedicalResearch.com – February 26, 2016

Quand les mauvaises habitudes rendent malade

Les maladies chroniques ont beaucoup de facteurs de risque comportementaux et psychologiques communs, dont le tabagisme, la mauvaise alimentation, l’inactivité physique, la sédentarité, la surconsommation d’alcool et le stress. Extrêmement répandues à l’échelle planétaire, les maladies chroniques sont des affections de longue durée qui évoluent avec le temps. D’après l’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS), elles sont responsables du plus haut taux de mortalité dans le monde. >>> via Le Devoir – 8 avril 2017