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Women’s Health Lecture 2019 in Sacramento, CA: Stress Management

Stress manifests in the human body in different ways: from small signs such as nail biting and acne  to behavioral signs  of  anger  and  irritability  to  digestive  related  symptoms  of  nausea, heartburn, weight changes, to heart disease-related factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or fast heart rate. To help raise awareness about stress management, members of  the  community  gathered  in  Sacramento, CA  on  June 2, 2019  for  a  BAPS Charities women’s health awareness lecture.

The  health  awareness  lecture,  presented  by  Dr. Hemali Patel,  focused  on  helping  the  attendees recognize the  symptoms of  stress and its long-term physical and mental effects of sustained stress.Studies  have  shown  that  sustained  stress  leads  to  increased  risk  of  diabetes,  heart disease and interferes with women’s reproductive systems. Also,  stress  can  also  lead  to detrimental mental issues  of  depression and  anxiety,  causing  panic attacks  and interference with normal function.

The  talk  concluded  by  recommending  examining  one’s perspective  and  developing  an approach  to  stressful  situations  that  can  help  address  everyday  symptoms  and  prevent  the long-term effects of stress.