A 44-year-old member asked:
have researchers found that you can die young from too much stress?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Wound care 36 years experience
Yes: To much stress can affect the various body systems and can lead to death.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Is it possible to die from stress?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Possible: People can die from overwhelming stress, that could lead to large amounts of Adrenalin released, elevated blood pressure, and cardiac arrhythmia and death. Stress can cause physical damage, via stress hormones, obesity, arthritis, elevated blood pressure and cholesterol, lead to vascular and heart damage and premature death. Best to modify all your stressors.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Can stress cause death?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Pathology 44 years experience
Very rare: By itself, stress (actually dis-tress, when a person cannot or will not solve a pressing problem) contributes to disease, but causes death by itself only in extreme situations (i.e., torture). There is a "pop" notion that in, say, a fatal fall from a high place that the heart stops before impact and the decedent feels nothing; it's not true but comforts survivors.
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Last updated May 8, 2013
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