[5 MIN READ]
In this article:
The effects of short-term anxiety vs. long-term stress on your health.
Chronic anxiety can contribute to heart disease.
A Providence cardiologist walks us through this infographic’s breakdown of the different ways anxiety and stress can affect your heart.
Everyone feels anxious now and then. Piecing together all the components of your life isn’t always easy, and it’s only natural to get a little stressed when everything doesn’t fit together the way you envisioned it would.
Chronic anxiety, however, is different. If you experience extreme anxiety for an extended period of time, it can change the way your body responds to stress and negatively affect your health and your heart.
Find a doctor
When anxiety and stress start to affect your health, talk to your doctor. You can find a Providence cardiologist using our provider directory.
Through Providence Express Care Virtual, you can also access a full range of healthcare services.
Providence in your inbox
Subscribe to our newsletter to get more educational and inspirational stories from the expert caregivers at Providence.
Is it stress, anxiety or panic?
Should I take aspirin to prevent heart disease?
This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professional's instructions.
About the AuthorMore Content by Providence Heart & Vascular Team