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  1 month ago

#Celebratelife: The correlation between negative emotions and respiratory diseases

Respiratory diseases are some of the most common health conditions that are affecting people all over the world and they tend to show in higher numbers among men especially.

These are medical conditions that affect the airways and other structures of the lung.

Some of the most commonly encountered respiratory ailments are: asthma, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), cystic fibrosis, lung cancer, tuberculosis, bronchitis, pneumonia and emphysema.

Since the time of the ancient Greeks, the connection between the psyche, emotional states and physical ones has long been recognized.

Kubzansky et al, have published a study that discussed the significant relationship between anger and decline in lung function in older men, which further coincides with the past literature that overviewed the correlation between anger and cardiovascular disease.

Stress factors are known to slow down immune function and to raise the susceptibility of certain disorders such as: upper respiratory infection, asthma, various skin diseases, irritable bowel syndrome and others.

One of the medical ailments that seems to be highly associated with stress is especially asthma. Among many people that suffer from asthma, there was found a high occurrence of certain psychiatric disorders, such as the ones related to anxiety and affectivity.

Another emotion such as sadness has also been associated with decreases in pulmonary function.

What can you do to protect yourself against respiratory diseases?

♣Don’t smoke
♣Avoid exposure to indoor pollutants and outdoor air pollution
♣Prevent infection (wash your hands, avoid crowds, have a good oral hygiene, get vaccinated, stay at home if sick)
♣Do regular health checks
♣Improve air quality
♣Keep your emotional and psychological health in check

Let us know your thoughts on the matter and as always, don’t forget our secret formula:
happy mind + healthy body = healthy lungs

Spread awareness,
Toluna Team


  1 month ago
Important topic


  1 month ago
Nice awareness


  1 month ago


  1 month ago
Be aware of self

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