Pottstown, PA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 12/22/2017 -- Residents who find themselves feeling more stressed than usual during the holiday season are encouraged to remain proactive in protecting their health and scheduling an appointment with Community Health & Dental Care, their local family medical center in Boyertown, should they begin to feel ill.
The stress of the holiday season can have physiological effects on the body, so residents are advised to remain particularly aware of their stress levels this winter season.
Though the holiday season is often characterized as one full of joy and fun, the truth is that this time of year can also be very stressful. Stress releases a hormone called cortisol, which has been found to suppress the immune system, leaving us more susceptible to illness and infection. Stress can also affect sleeping habits, causing us to sleep less and further increasing the chance that we get sick.
Many people find that stress can cause them to overeat, abuse tobacco or alcohol and lash out at their loved ones. By understanding how stress affects health, residents can make a plan to conquer stress before it harms their health this holiday.
Anyone who feels themselves suffering from the effects of stress is encouraged to visit Community Health & Dental Care, a leading local family and kids health center in Montgomery County. Those in need of an appointment are encouraged to give them a call today at 800-589-6212 or visit them online at https://ch-dc.org to learn more about how stress can take its toll during the holidays.
About Community Health & Dental Care
Community Health & Dental Care is a non-profit health center that provides primary medical and dental care to eligible patients regardless of their insurance status. With three Pottstown, PA locations, this provider is dedicated to making a difference for people of all income levels in the area.
For more information, interested parties can visit online at http://ch-dc.org/.
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