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The following article was published in the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving newsletter. It is an important reminder for all caregivers to take care of themselves, too.
HOW STRESS AFFECTS YOUR HEALTH
Your body responds to stressful situations by releasing certain types of hormones. As the level of stress hormones in your body increases, it begins to affect different organs. These hormones can damage your heart, stomach, and liver, and it can affect your emotions.