Chat Now!   Member Gallery    Anxiety Zone Wire    Games   Social Groups   AZ Member Blogs   Health News  Bored?

Author Topic: Can hypochondria itself cause illnesses?  (Read 141 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Blueberry

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 154
  • Country: 00
  • Rec's: 0
  • Gender: Female
  • Mood: Happy
    Happy
  • Personal text
    • Poke This Member
Can hypochondria itself cause illnesses?
« on: March 31, 2014, 07:19:14 PM »
I know of IBS but what about more serious ones? Sometimes I worry all this fear about my heart will really cause me to get heart disease, or all this stress and headaches will cause me a brain problem. I had a bladder infection the week I started getting my symptoms, and I've been getting more rashes and pimples than usual, so I also wonder if my stress caused me to be more susceptible to infections.
Bookmark and Share

Offline bpadilla49

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 466
  • Rec's: 2
  • Gender: Female
  • Personal text
    • Poke This Member
Re: Can hypochondria itself cause illnesses?
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2014, 07:31:25 PM »
Other then stress related (IBS, headaches, ect) I think you may be more susceptible to getting a cold or flu because I've heard that you're immune system is weakened when your stressed. You can have heart troubles related to stress (heart attack) but as far as it actually causing cancer or MS or a brain tumor, I'm almost 100% positive stress isn't able to cause those things.
Bookmark and Share

Offline stephtronic

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 379
  • Country: us
  • Rec's: 4
  • Gender: Female
  • Mood: Hot
    Hot
  • \m/
    • Poke This Member
Re: Can hypochondria itself cause illnesses?
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2014, 10:21:05 PM »
Anxiety can make you more susceptible to infection because it lowers your immune system. For sure.
Bookmark and Share
My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them.

Offline NytViolet

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 250
  • Country: us
  • Rec's: 4
  • Gender: Female
  • Personal text
    • Poke This Member
Re: Can hypochondria itself cause illnesses?
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2014, 12:41:37 AM »
The mind and body are connectcted.  PProlonged stress wears down your immunity making you more susceptible to colds, acne, allergies, headaches, etc.  Fortunately we can often heal when the anxiety eases.  Be well.
Bookmark and Share
God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7

Tags:
 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
17 Replies
1403 Views
Last post February 25, 2010, 01:57:56 AM
by lucho
11 Replies
482 Views
Last post August 15, 2011, 02:42:18 PM
by loveautumn021
1 Replies
182 Views
Last post July 11, 2013, 03:35:01 AM
by mollyfin
5 Replies
270 Views
Last post November 27, 2013, 06:02:37 PM
by tinam7
1 Replies
84 Views
Last post March 23, 2014, 04:39:35 AM
by Lara71
0 Replies
57 Views
Last post March 25, 2014, 05:16:29 PM
by deckeromega

anything