5 Ways a Bad Relationship Can Make You Sick
Fighting with your partner, stressing over where the relationship is going and more can affect your health.
If you’re constantly arguing with your boyfriend, you may be hurting yourself much more than you think. While you may feel the emotional pain from all of the battles you have with him, what you may not have realized is how all the arguing is affecting your physical health.
The Effects of a Bad Relationship on Health
Feeling sick after a fight with your man isn’t anything new, and it’s a perfectly normal reaction. Starting to feel sick every day or more often than you normally do is not so normal. Before you decide to stay in a relationship because “it’s not that bad,” consider how it could really be affecting you.
1. Lowers the immune system
Dealing with your boyfriend’s antics causes stress. When you’re under stress, your body believes there is a threat that it needs to take care of, and it will rev up to prepare itself to either fight or flee the situation. After a while, your body will become tired from always being on edge. This exhaustion affects your immune system. When your immune system isn’t functioning at its optimal level, it can’t ward off germs, which then makes you vulnerable to colds and the flu.
2. Increases risk for high blood pressure
When you’re stressed, your body’s blood pressure rises because your heart starts pumping blood faster through your veins to give you energy to deal with that perceived threat. After your blood pressure remains high for a while, it can remain that way. In other words, your high blood pressure becomes chronic. So, yes, your relationship problems could lead you to suffering from high blood pressure.
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