Oncology

Psychosomatics cancer: can stress “run” disease

Physicians are increasingly finding a link between cancer and stress. The medical community comes to what health problems a person should be considered as a whole, not separating body and mind. Debate and studies hoping to prove that the cancer was the trigger for the development of cancer can be stressful.

Stress and cancer: what can be the connection?

Stress can be a start those physiological processes that affect the development of cancer. Oncologists have noticed a trend that cancer is more common in people with alexithymia. It is a feature of personality in which a person can not be (is not able) to Express their emotions for a number of reasons. That is, the spectrum of feelings is broad, but because of the psychological features of the person he is afraid or unable to throw out his own feelings.
In the end, the negative emotions piling up inside him, which provokes the development of cancer. The topic he dedicated the book “Stress and cancer” by the French psychologist, an employee of the University of Paris Descartes Ivan Wear.

Later, the attention of many specialists was focused on the psychosomatics of cancer: the doctors came to the conclusion that the ravages of stress on the immune system due to the appearance of cancer cells.The topic he dedicated the book “Stress and cancer” by the French psychologist, an employee of the University of Paris Descartes Ivan Wear. Later, the attention of many specialists was focused on the psychosomatics of cancer: the doctors came to the conclusion that the ravages of stress on the immune system due to the appearance of cancer cells.That is, the cancer cells the body produces all the time, but defenses successfully cope with them. Under stress, the immune system weakens and the body, unable to resist, allows the formation of cancer cells. Moreover, the launch process can not only depression or fatigue and physical stress (for example, banal acclimation).

Disease Unforgiven offense: how to “neutralize” stress?

Psychologists call cancer a “disease of the Unforgiven offense.” Inside accumulated experiences irreparable hit the body, promote the development of tumors. Example: constant psychological pressure at home or at work. Such stress is more dangerous than a one-time shock caused by a sudden incident a tragedy. What to do, but to recognize their emotions difficult.

It is important I learn to get to know yourself better, for example, using self-analysis and resorting to the help of psychologists. It teaches you to recognize and understand their emotions, and thus be able to Express them and to minimize the likelihood of getting sick. Ways of knowing yourself is not only psychotherapy, but also sports, Hobbies, regular sex life, because in motion the body does not allow the stress to “stagnate” in the body.

Methods of prevention of oncological diseases

Oncologists say that a third of all cases of cancer are preventable. In addition to dealing with stress and depressive States in order to avoid cancer it is important to pay attention to their habits, diet, daily routine, etc. One of the leading factors of cancer is Smoking and if Smoking cigarettes causes lung cancer, chewing, snuff can cause cancer of the esophagus and pancreas. And overweight, obesity, physical inactivity contribute to the development of cancer of the breast, colon, uterus and kidneys. Therefore, in addition to coping with stressful situations it is important to eat right, be physically active and say no to cigarettes.

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