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Due to Weather Conditions, our offices will be closed on Friday, January 21, 2022 and the Hartsville Saturday Clinic will also be closed on Saturday, January 22, 2022. Be safe and stay warm!
For the safety and wellbeing of our patients and staff, CareSouth Carolina will NO longer be permitting family members or friends to accompany patients into the medical office. Only those who are seeing a provider, seeking medical care or picking up a prescription are permitted. A guardian/caregiver of a patient is still permitted.
Stress is the normal physical response that you have when you’re faced with a challenge. Anxiety, on the other hand, is a different condition altogether and is more similar to constant fear and often comes with no identifiable reason.
Here are a few common effects stress and anxiety can have on different aspects of your life, according to The Mayo Clinic.
Common Effects of Stress:
On your body: Headaches, muscle tensions or pain, chest pain, fatigue, change in sex drive, upset stomach, sleep problems, frequent illness.
On your emotions: restlessness, lack of motivation or focus, irritability or anger, sadness or depression, forgetfulness, feeling overwhelmed, insecurity.
On your behavior: Over or under eating, angry outbursts, drug/alcohol use, social withdrawal, oversleeping or too little sleep, relationship conflicts, crying spells, avoidance/procrastination.
Stress management is an important skill and can go a long way towards helping restore balance to your life.
When to seek help:
An estimated 40 million Americans live with some type of anxiety disorder. People with these disorders may feel anxious or stressed on a frequent basis and for prolonged periods of time.
Stress and anxiety are treatable conditions and there are many resources, strategies, and treatments that can offer assistance. If you’re unable to control your worries and stress is impacting your daily life, talk to your primary care provider about ways to manages stress and anxiety.
If you’re having thoughts about harming yourself or others, you should seek immediate medical help.