Hi, please excuse me turning up here but a question popped into my head just as I was going to tackle a mountain of ironing!!
8yrs ago I had a heart attack, I spent 3yrs following every bit of advice I could, but I became so ill scared of each little ache & pain, every chest pain was bound to be another heart attack, it drove my stress levels through the roof, so in the end I stopped, it was either that or have a breakdown!!
Anyway we seem to be encouraged here to focus on our lungs, & at a cousins funereal last Thursday I was surrounded by people coughing, & worried about catching yet another infection
So my question is do any of you know of any research that links stress to higher levels of infections in Copd patients
Also what is the best way you have found of reducing your stress levels????