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    Stress can be both physical and emotional in nature and it encompasses all the demands and pressures that we go through in our busy lives. Even little things like being stuck in traffic jam lead to increased levels of stress, be it from worrying about not reaching our destination in time or the associated rise in heart rate.

    Long term stress can lead to many health problems in addition to osteoporosis; these include allergies, an increase in cholesterol levels, rheumatoid arthritis and stroke. One of the major issues that people are faced with when suffering from osteoporosis is stress; this is only added to when worries like paying for medical bills and coping with work are considered. This often leads to depression in osteoporosis sufferers. In the workplace about eighty percent of emotional problems faced by workers can be linked to stress related issues, and a lot of accidents that occur at work can be linked to stress in one way or another.

    Chronic pain and stress

    One of the side effects of osteoporosis is the chronic pain caused by painful joints and the lack of mobility; these can lead to a massive increase in osteoporosis stress levels. These high levels of stress can further weaken the body by reducing the number of t-cells in the immune system; this in turn can increase the susceptibility of the osteoporosis sufferer to illnesses. The stress will often aggregate other conditions and often put the sufferer into a vicious circle where the stress makes the osteoporosis sufferer suffer even more leading to even more elevated levels of stress.

    Reducing stress

    Once the source has been established it is possible to begin a program aimed at reducing stress in osteoporosis sufferers. Although the identification of the cause of the stress is often straightforward the process of reducing it is more difficult as there is no way to simply eliminate osteoporosis condition. One way of coping with stress is to have goals that you aim to accomplish, whether they are sleeping for longer or simply to get through the day without overreacting to things. Things that can be done to reduce stress include carrying out relaxation exercises which include deep breathing and muscle relaxation; an ideal sport to take up is Tai Chi. Reduce caffeine intake (tea, chocolate and coffee) in the evenings; this should lead to better sleeping patterns. Talk to friends about your feelings and the pain that you are going through; perhaps you can join or form a self-help group for osteoporosis sufferers.