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Health risks as a result of the failure of relationships!


  Health risks as a result of the failure of relationships!

Many problems occur between those with long relationships, whether they are emotional, marriage, or even friendships, but when they increase and last too long without a solution, their psychological impact goes beyond the physical, with the emergence of serious organic diseases.

Physical reactions to chronic emotional stress may come in the form of problems with endocrine and neurological responses, as well as an  inflammatory response . 

Not only does tension in relationships create psychological and mental problems, it also exacerbates  the health issues  we already have.

In this report, we review some of the health problems that result from the tension and failure of close relationships.

Health risks as a result of failed relationships

Increased risk of cardiovascular disease

Studies have confirmed that stress has a negative effect on the heart and blood vessels. 

According to the study  , which was conducted by a team of epidemiologists at University College London, it was found that people involved in  conflict-filled relationships  have an increased risk of heart attacks, in addition to chest pains caused by  stress . 

Also, another study conducted by the University of Michigan in 2016 showed   that a stressful relationship directly affects the cardiovascular system.

People who deal with the stress of toxic relationships tend to have an increased incidence of cardiovascular diseases  , such as high  blood pressure  , diabetes  , insulin resistance, and heart disease.

Digestive problems

Cramps, nausea , and severe, stabbing pain in your stomach  may be a sign that your stress levels are too high.

And since tension in relationships causes stress, it is reflected in digestive problems, including stomach ulcers and  indigestion .

Often anxiety causes stomach and intestinal problems, as its increased levels contribute to diarrhea, constipation  and bloating.

sleep problems

Relationship stress can lead to  sleep problems , especially  insomnia . 

Long-term insomnia can be debilitating, resulting in a lack of energy and  mood swings , and can lead to obsessions, making it more difficult to sleep.

skin problems

In addition to the internal health problems that come with relationship stress, skin problems can also occur, such as eczema, which is redness.  skin  . It also causes red or brown spots, as well as scaly bumps.

Skin and anxiety are linked to each other, so if you are anxious and tense, it appears on your skin in a way that you do not like.

Weakened immune system

With all the physical ailments that relationship stress can cause, it's only a matter of time before your ability to fight off things like a cold becomes difficult, as stress gradually weakens your immune system.

A weakened immune system is due to how the body reacts to this stress from your relationship. 

Stress causes the production of hormones known as cortisol, which can calm the immune system. Lack of sleep caused by stress may also increase cortisol production.

 Negative effects on public health

Studies have also shown that the effects of marital stress on women are on par with traditional health risk factors, such as physical inactivity and smoking.

A study of 276 married couples showed that women who experienced more  conflicts  and disagreements in their relationships were more likely to have higher blood pressure, abdominal obesity, higher blood sugar, triglycerides, and lower cholesterol levels  .  good 

Deteriorating mental health

In addition to the physical effects of relationship stress, people in unhappy relationships also suffer from a range of mental health issues such as depression.

People who have been betrayed in relationships also experience symptoms similar to PTSD, in the form of flashbacks, nightmares, and hypervigilance.

A British study published in 2004 in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health found that living through multiple transitions, such as divorce and separation, negatively affects women's mental health. 

Researchers studied 2,127 men and 2,303 women, and found that women who had multiple breakups had worse mental health than women who had been single their whole lives.

Are toxic, stressful relationships only for couples?

Relationships can take   many forms, including toxic spouses, toxic friendships, toxic parent-child relationships, or toxic co-workers. 

Of course, no relationship is happy and conflict-free all the time, but you can tell if you're in a toxic relationship by your answers to these questions:

When you are with the person, do you usually feel good until you leave? Or do you often feel that it provokes you?

After spending time with him or her, do you usually feel better or worse?

Do you feel physically and emotionally safe with this person, or have you ever felt threatened or in danger?

Is there more or less equal give and take, or do you feel like you are always giving to him, and he or she is just taking?

Is the relationship marked by feelings of security and contentment, or drama and anxiety?

Do you feel his happiness with you, or do you feel that you have to change to make him happy?

After answering the questions, you should know that healthy relationships are characterized by compassion, security, safety, freedom of thought, sharing, listening, mutual love  and care, healthy discussions and disagreements, and respect, especially when there are differences of opinion.

Toxic relationships are characterized by insecurity, abuse of power and control, demanding, selfish, self-focus, criticism, negativity, dishonesty, mistrust, demeaning comments and attitudes, and jealousy.

In short, healthy relationships tend to make you feel happy and energetic, while toxic relationships tend to leave you feeling depressed and drained, not to mention the myriad health problems we mentioned above.