A 23-year-old female asked:
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Previously stressed severely for months. Can prolonged stress/anxiety cause chest damage? I've had pinches&pulls since March. Echo,ekg,xrays,blood OK.

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Dr. Lusa Hung
Dr. Lusa Hung answered
15 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Likely not : However prolonged stress can lead to issues with mind body functioning such as ulcers, headaches or migraines, stomach aches, hair loss, body pains. Also the cortisol hormone is produced in the brain with prolonged stress and there are negative effects to this including medical and psychological conditions.
Answered on Nov 18, 2016
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