Stress and Depression is Linked to HPV-related Health Problems
A new research study suggests that stress and depression may play a key role warding off an HPV, human papillomavirus, infection. This type of infection can linger in a woman’s system for a long time and eventually lead to cervical cancer.
The study examined over 300 women through a period of 11 years, having them undergo a test for HPV every six month and also recording their stress levels or if they felt depressed.
Under normal circumstances, the body often fights off the infection within a couple of years. However, researchers found that women who felt depressed or stressed had a greater likeliness to having an active, or persistent, HPV infection.
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