Why Your Emotions Can Ruin Your Health and How You Can Fix It
Our body speaks and sometimes our physical condition can be connected with our emotions. When we are unable to release negative feelings, it can manifest into physical problems. And the more a person expresses their emotions, the less they get sick. Let’s check out some psychological reasons for common diseases and help ourselves to avoid unnecessary health issues.
Bright Side cares about your physical and mental health and has found some psychosomatic reasons for the development of diseases.
1. Fear can cause allergies and dermatitis.
Some researchers say that some common allergic conditions can be linked to mental health. Eczema, high fever, and asthma can be caused by mental illnesses. You may have suffered from allergies for years and years but the allergen is still unknown. Inside fears can trigger this condition.
Asthma symptoms and dermatitis can be improved or cured by reducing the load of psychosocial factors.
2. Obsession can evoke problems with weight.
Taking care of your body is very important and, of course, we need to take care of it, but fanaticism may lead to unwanted or dangerous results.
3. Fears and obsessions can cause symptoms of many different diseases at the same time.
You may start to worry about having a serious illness, even though there is no reason for it. And then after thinking too much about it, you really start feeling symptoms in your body. Obsession or fixation can cause this.
Sometimes we may overestimate problems. Fixating on negative feelings only makes the situation worse and makes the disease more real.
4. Emotional conflict and stress can provoke digestive disorders.
Our stomach is controlled by a complex system. Life’s stress can modulate impulses and cause undesirable reactions inside of it.
Inflammation of the stomach and gastritis may be caused by a conflict in the sphere of your feelings: the inability to take responsibility, grow up, and find a way out of difficult conflicts. When we refuse to see an internal conflict, it descends into the physical in order to make the brain pay attention.
5. Self-criticism and fears can cause headaches and migraines.
Self-criticism, low self-esteem, and inner fears are all reasons that can cause you to be worried and stressed all the time.
You may feel humiliated, somehow underestimated, and that you have to work harder and harder to forgive yourself in some moments.
There is too much information in your head! Sometimes we expect way too much from ourselves and this can cause other physical problems.
6. Depression and anxiety can provoke cardiac diseases.
Recurrent depression and anxiety are associated with a significantly increased risk of coronary heart disease. Depressive disorders can also trigger critical cardiac events.
You may feel anxious and nervous more and more every day and feel your heart start beating so fast. This can trigger cardiac problems.
What to do to avoid it
- While we visit medical doctors for physical symptoms, it is also important to visit a psychologist too to find the root cause of the issue and get the proper therapeutic intervention.
- Meditation and mindfulness training is a good fix for stress reduction.
Experts say mindfulness helps us learn how to refocus our attention. It is important to not judge yourself and other people and to turn off your mind sometimes.
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