Can Excessive Fear And Anxiety Cause Illness?
I coughed up phlegm but did not have a fever already 11 days I first coughed because of drinking ice sachets then I caught a cold due to frequent crying fear of stress due to fear of corona and I was afraid to check with the doctor after taking the flu I lost and now no cough but there is still phlegm involving in my esophagus I check on google it turns out this is anxious factor. Fear of stress Sometimes the heartburn is quite painful whether this is stomach acid please enlighten me I was initially afraid and stress due to corona has entered indo corona symptoms from day to day what do I do And also I have never traveled direct contact with people who contracted me just at home yesterday coincidentally mamank eskrim sold so I want to buy but thank God I don’t have a fever and also ni jatung I like palpitations and heartburn, the factors are the same as anxiety and fear of depression Please answer plisss
Hello Arya ..
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State of stress and anxiety can be experienced by anyone and it is a natural thing, but if excess stress can cause psychosomatic disorders and can worsen certain physical symptoms or complaints.
Psychosomatic disorders are diseases that affect the mind of the body so that the disease can appear or even make the disease worse, or conditions that cause pain and problems in bodily functions, but during physical examination and supporting examinations such as blood sampling until X-rays are not found any abnormalities .
When a person experiences anxiety, and excessive stress, the body can produce signs such as:
- rapid heart palpitations
- nausea to vomiting
- chest pain
- abdominal pain
- muscle and back pain
- trembling and sweating
until the feared complaint happens to you, whereas before you did not have the complaint. In some conditions, some diseases are proven to be aggravated by anxious conditions and excessive stress such as high blood pressure, magh, eczema or itching of the skin. The situation can recur or get worse when the sufferer is stressed and anxious, but the complaint is evident and detected during a physical examination by a doctor. Another case with psychosomatic disorders that are not detected by doctors, but the complaints felt felt so real by patients. Some ways that can be done to deal with psychosomatic are:
- meditation or relaxation
- as well as medicine.
If your complaints feel better by itself, you should still apply a healthy lifestyle, adequate rest, take vitamins to increase body immunity. In situations where the corona virus is spreading rapidly, if not accompanied by needs and urgency you should stay at home, or take care of yourself so as not to be exposed to the virus, if there are complaints such as sore throat that gets worse for more than 2 weeks, accompanied by fever more than 38 degrees Celsius, a cold cough that does not heal until there is a feeling of tightness or difficulty breathing, even though you have tried to take medication and enough rest, you should check yourself to the doctor, for further examination.
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