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Can Stress Cause STD Symptoms?

Although stress usually arises for mental and emotional reasons, its impacts move far beyond just the brain. Our bodies are designed to experience and react to stress, which means that prolonged periods of stress can manifest as physical symptoms.

The physical signs of stress include headaches, high blood pressure, difficulty sleeping, chest pains, and stomach issues. And you might be surprised to know that it can even exacerbate or trigger STD symptoms.

In honor of Stress Awareness Month, we’re exploring how stress and STD symptoms related and giving a few tips for reducing anxiety.

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