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can stress make someone sick?

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Dr. Christopher Guzik
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: Yes, stress can make you very sick. Stress results in changes in your immune system, digestive system, endocrine system and cause menstrual irregularities. Neurological system and behavior changes can lead to sanciety and depression. Stress can effect your general wellbeing, and disrupt your sleep patterns.
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 44 years experience
I think "sanciety" was meant to be "anxiety."
Sep 12, 2012
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Stress: I agree with Dr. Guzik. Excessive/ un-managed stress can revoke havoc with you both mentally and physically.

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Can stress and thinking too much cause digestive problems?

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