Diseases caused by stress and emotions that make you sick

How many times have you not heard that you are stressed, that stress is going to make you sick ... And, yes, it is true that a long time ago stress It probably saved our lives by helping to activate us and flee from the attack of a predator, today can become a real enemy, especially when stress becomes chronic.

It is a physiological reaction of the organism in which different defense mechanisms come into play, that allow us to face a situation that we perceive as threatening.

That is, it is a natural and necessary response to survival, but today when it becomes chronic it can trigger serious health problems.

In these cases, chronic stress is related to anxiety disorders, becoming a disease that can alter the life of the person suffering from it, and ends up manifesting itself in the form of both physical and psychological illnesses.

Diseases and health problems caused by stress

  • Coronary diseases: Stress can raise blood pressure, increasing the risk of having a heart attack. Also, stress combined with other risk factors such as smoking, alcohol and excess weight can trigger the onset of coronary heart disease.

  • Digestive problems: Chronic stress can influence the onset of gastritis (especially nervous gastritis), diarrhea, digestive inflammation, irritable bowel syndrome, abdominal pain and nausea.

  • Menstrual disorders: in women, stress can alter menstrual cycles, causing permanent absence of menstrual period or amenorrhea, irregular menstrual periods, sterility or infertility.

  • Sexual problems: both in women and men. In the case of man, for example, it can cause a decrease in sexual desire, and lower quality / quantity of sperm.

  • Skin: Skin problems may arise, such as acne, excessive sweating, rosacea, hives, scaling, stinging, psoriasis, dryness and itching of the skin. It can also cause brittle nails.

  • Mental problems and disorders: how can they be insomnia, anxiety, panic attacks, neurosis ...

On the other hand, we must also bear in mind that stress can cause a decrease in our defenses, increasing the risk of infections, colds and flu.

Sicking emotions

It is known, through very diverse studies and investigations that have been carried out over the years by scientists and psychologists practically all over the world, that emotions They can have great power both mentally and physically in all people.

Many specialists affirm that what affects the human being is not what happens to us in most cases (that too), but what we think and feel emotionally at each moment and depending on each circumstance.

For this reason, a certain event can negatively affect one person, while another does not produce anything negative at all.

Therefore, it is said that there are Sicking emotions. This is, emotions that have the capacity to influence in a very negative way in our mental and physical state, and can end up causing very diverse diseases.

Alternative therapies or medicines (in our country), as is the case Chinese traditional medicine, maintain and defend that the disease is the main consequence of the repression of different events or actions that cause us to block energy in our own emotional vehicle.

So that negative energy stagnates in our body, causing it to get sick.

  • Sadness: It is an emotion capable of modifying body biochemistry, generating a decrease in serotonin (neurotransmitter) and endorphin hormones. It can cause sleep problems, as it breaks your cycle.
    In addition, it is known to be produced by an imbalance in the large intestine and lungs.

  • Go to: Usually related to the liver. Anger causes us anxiety and intolerance towards others.

  • Fear: It is related to problems in the bladder of the urine and with the kidneys. As you surely know, fear has the ability to paralyze us, to prevent us from continuing and advancing on our path.

This article is published for informational purposes only. It can not and should not replace the consultation with a Psychologist. We advise you to consult your trusted Psychologist. ThemesStress