Question by Naruto Uzumaki: What is health psychology and how does stress effect your health?
Can someone define health psychology, describe how stress affects the immune system, and explain how stress can contribute to headaches, heart disease and cancer?

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Answer by Kimmi
Health Psychology is a field of applied psychology that seeks to use psychological theory and knowledge to promote personal and public health…

Well stress can affect the immune system in many ways. As someone else said it can increase blood pressure. There has also been evidence to show that it causes stomach ulcers and many other problems which reduce someone’s life expectancy and makes them more susceptible to headaches, heart disease, cancer and so on.

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