Stress Management

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Everyone can benefit from learning ways to manage stress. This includes people with chronic medical conditions, like cirrhosis.

Exercise in almost any form can act as a stress reliever. Being active can boost your feel-good endorphins and distract you from daily worries. For exercise tips and routines, click Here.

For more information, check out the videos below from My Health Alberta, or visit their website topic by clicking here: Stress Management

How Your Body Reacts to Stress

Stress Management: Relaxing Your Muscles

Stress Management: Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Stress Management: Roll Breathing

Stress Management: Using Yoga to Relax


The information on this page was adapted (with permission) from the references below, by the Cirrhosis Care Alberta project team (physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, registered dietitians, physiotherapists, pharmacists, and patient advisors).

This information is not intended to replace advice from your healthcare team. They know your medical situation best. Always follow your healthcare team’s advice.


  1. US Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration 
  2. Canadian Liver Foundation
Last reviewed March 15, 2021
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