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PTSD may increase heart attack, stroke risk in women

Post-traumatic stress disorder can wreak havoc on a person's ability to deal with small disturbances, such as a loud noise or an upsetting story in the news, and it can keep them from getting good sleep. In addition to these problems, and perhaps because of them, PTSD might also increase women's risk of heart attack and stroke, according to new research.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

PTSD causes inflammation, and inflammation drives heart disease.

 

 

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