Am I More Likely To Get A Cold Or Flu If I Am Under Stress?

Question: Am I more likely to get a cold or flu if I am under stress?

Answer: This is a very good question and a question we don't know all the answers to. What we do know is that those people who are under chronic stress are probably more likely to develop complications from a cold or the flu. For those individuals who have acute stress in their life, they shouldn't be concerned about developing more colds and flu under typical circumstances.

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Erica Brownfield, Associate Professor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
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