The Stress of Divorce & Your Health
with Dr. Sharon Karp
Stress manifests itself in so many ways. If your immune system isn’t in peak condition, stress gives those abnormal cells that already live inside you an opportunity to grow. The virus is already in your body, but the immune system keeps them in check.
Fatigue, anxiety, and chest pains can be emotional issues but they can also be indicators of a serious physical issue. Things to take note of include rapid weight gain or loss, chest pains, irregular heartbeat, chronic diarrhea.
Probably the best thing to do is to get a good baseline physical. If you don’t have a regular physician find a good generalist who will really looks at your total health, review family history and take the time to listen.
Divorce can feel like going through a war. Keep your body in peak physical condition so you are mentally equipped to handle this process.