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The impact of stress

The following article isn’t specifically related to fertility treatment, but does provide some extra insight into how our body is impacted by high chronic levels of stress.  http://www.bbc.com/news/health-38584975

As time goes by, we are learning more and more about the mechanisms that cause us to become unwell, and this research helps describe the connection between stress and physical illness.

Commenting on the research, Dr Ilze Bot, from Leiden University in the Netherlands, said more and more people were experiencing stress on a daily basis.

“Heavy workloads, job insecurity or living in poverty are circumstances that can result in chronically increased stress, which in turn can lead to chronic psychological disorders such as depression.”

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