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Stress 101

What Causes Stress?

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Stress can be caused by a number of factors, both external and internal.

Injury, illness, pain or attack are examples of external stress.

Reaction to a diagnosis would be an example of internal stress. So are the stressors that come with a diagnosis such as frequent doctor visits, unfamiliar medical treatments, fear that your condition will worsen or perhaps make you disabled, continuing financial obligations, mounting medical bills, physical limitations as a result of illness, work pressures, and insurance issues.

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