Negative emotional reactions serve as a trigger for cancer
Much is speculated about the influence of emotional state on the appearance of tumors . Of course, no one here will claim that any sadness or anger will detonate a tumor. But we know that the emotional state deeply affects the human being, in all senses, including the possibility of developing diseases, whether serious or not, says the psychologist and psycho- oncologist Maria Belmira Paes de Almeida Garcia, from São José do Rio
This is because emotional reactions trigger the production of a number of substances that may undermine the effectiveness of the immune system.
Recently, an area of medicine, psychoneuroimmunology has gained strength by demonstrating the interaction between the emotional states and the physical reaction triggered by them that can end up leading to organic changes.
All feeling and emotion senses need to be respected and understood so as not to harm the body, says Maria Belmira. This is what would lead to a stressful situation turning into a warning of the body, like a stomach ache. Without paying attention, this could become something more serious like an ulcer. And if, even then, the anguish is not "digested", understood, accepted, the body screams, and then cancer can arise, the psychologist believes.
It is true that the emotional state also interferes directly with the treatment and future perspective . If the person does not accept his diagnosis, he will automatically reject the treatment, obviously leading to a great risk of failure.
The reaction is extremely individual, and varies depending on the life history, what you have heard about the disease, how you faced the illness of someone close to you ...
One thing is certain: you have to face the problem head on, without hiding from it, nor trying to disguise it. Many times the optimist may think that the reality is easy, and it is not always, stresses Maria Belmira.
Of course, cancer places the person in a limit situation. And carries a stigma of death and suffering. Today we know that it is not so, that every day new, modern and less painful treatments appear, which favor a greater survival and often cure, recalls it.
From the experience of living the diagnosis of cancer, the person you can begin to value your life as you have never done before, rethinking it, and living it as if every minute is the only one without meaning to be the last.
Generalized pains that make it difficult to walk or climb stairs, disabling fatigue, changes in the bowel and poorly sleeping nights are some of the symptoms of this almost always misdiagnosed illness. The available treatments can reduce the problem and even make it disappear, as long as the patient has discipline and determination.
The fairy-tale characters have never been through afflictions like the ones I hear in the office when someone discovers that he or she has been betrayed. The story, regardless of gender, goes through the unbearable idea of thinking the happy partner in someone else's arms. It is common to feel dry mouth, lack of logical reasoning, unspeakable anguish and the feeling that it can not be true.