Can a divorce lead to physical illness?

On Behalf of | Oct 7, 2019 | divorce | 0 comments

A divorce in Kentucky can leave you feeling horrible. It is not a pleasant thing to go through even if it was amicable. You may be emotional, but you may also feel physically ill. While it is possible that you may have caught an illness, it could also be very possible that your physical symptoms are a result of the break up of your marriage.

Time explains that the end of a romantic relationship can have a negative impact on your immune system. It can actually make you sick. In addition, a break up can affect your stress hormones, which in turn also can lead to physical symptoms.

The elevation of your stress hormones from the trauma of the divorce can lead to inflammation. This can trigger other effects that all lead to a lowering of your immune system. So, if you do come into contact with germs, your chances are higher that you will get sick.

You may also suffer from physical pain due to the inflammation. If you have any physical conditions, they may feel like they get worse after the ending of your relationship.

The best way to ensure that you avoid sickness and feeling physical bad is to move past your feelings about the divorce as quickly as possible. If you wanted your marriage to end, then you probably will avoid the physical effects of the stress and upset. However, if you are truly upset by the divorce, then it may take you more time to get over it emotionally, which will leave you vulnerable to physical effects for much longer. This information is for education and is not legal advice.

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