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Tip 5: Manage Stress

Dr. Rob October 30, 2023

Stress is a known trigger for pain crises in sickle cell patients. Learning and practicing stress management techniques can significantly improve your overall mental and physical health.

Meditation, deep breathing exercises, progressive muscle relaxation, and yoga are valuable tools for reducing stress. Integrating these techniques into your daily routine can help you stay calm and resilient in the face of stressors, potentially reducing the frequency and severity of painful crises.

Getting 8 or more hours of sleep and staying on a regular sleep schedule has been shown to help reduce the stress on a person. 


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