What’s Making You Sick?

Do you know what is making you sick? Could it be stress? In this recent podcast of the ARC Healthcare Minute, Dr. Sandra L. WorrellFamily Medicine physician at ARC Kyle Plum Creek said, “The body’s reaction to stress can lead to chronic inflammation that can cause you to become ill.”

Stress-related illness can come in many forms. Dr. Worrell says, “Stress leads to damaged blood vessels and brain cells, and promotes painful joint diseases. It may also cause colds, weight gain, sleep and stomach problems, heart disease, depression, neck pain, and more.”

In order to determine if your symptoms are stress-related, or caused by some other health issue, see your primary care giver. Dr. Worrell says that if your illness is stress-related your physician can help. She says, “Talk to your doctor to determine the causes of your stress, and help you develop a plan for how to minimize it.”

If you would like to make an appointment with Dr. Worrell, call ARC Kyle Plum Creek at 512-295-1333, or book an appointment online.

For more health tips from ARC doctors, tune into the ARC Healthcare Minute which airs on KLBJ News Radio 590AM/99FM on weekdays at 7:29am and 8:29am.

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