Pericarditis and Stress
A high amount of Stress can cause a severe chain reaction of symptoms in the body that could lead to a mistaken response of the immune system and interpret an “abnormal” chemical process going on as an attack, as the same to occur with other pathological illness.
Abnormal stress responses can be the cause of various diseases or conditions. These include anxiety disorders, depression, and substance abuse as well as case of post traumatic experiences that can commotion a person’s life in a significant level.
Stress can affect virtually any organ system, and cardiovascular diseases are not the exception. The body under a high amount of stress produce symptoms that can mimic the ones presented by different conditions, that is why is so difficult by the Doctors who are presented with cases of patients with inflamed pericardium’s and also have previous psychological conditions determine the curse of treatment.
The scientific community research has arrived to important conclusions that demonstrate how the high levels of stress can deteriorate a patients life. The evidence collected are showing that people experiencing psychological stress are more prone to developing colds and other viral infections than people who have normal levels of stress.
There is always an unknown quantity of questions that need to be ruled out as a possible cause of the Pericarditis episode and one of them is the worsening in the previous psychology disorder who led the body of this patients antibody’s react against this situation looking for stabilization and protection of the organism well been. As part of this “protection” the inflammation of the pericardium occurs and physicians don’t know why happen.
Further studies need to be address to this issue but some cases of patients in with the inflammation of the pericardium have been detected are also affected with certain psychological conditions. In this studies female’s patients between 45 to 50 years old were the most affected.
In those patient in which the test result of high level of stress had come positive a combination of rest and 800.Mg Ibuprofen two or three times a day with the drugs of election to control the psychological disorder have been enough showing improvement over the symptoms such as the acute pain and inflammation, avoiding the necessity for the use of Colchicine.
No all patients have the same level of pain when pericarditis is present in some of them the pain may be experienced as slight discomfort whereas in others the pain can be almost unbearable.
Every person have different tolerance to the pain and in some cases with so much discomfort a depth nervous agitation and even panic attack; can be presented because they don’t know what is happening to them. This situation can lead to be the symptoms even more difficult to manages, with complication that can arouse such as a rapid and irregular cardiac rhythm, lost of fluid, intense sweat and fatigue. Hypertension or Hypo-tension are also among this complications.
Patients with Diabetes mellitus who are also suffering sphycological disorders have even highest risk when they are suffering with tremendous levels of stress whether this stress is a consequence to the Pericarditis or just one of the common symptom of their previous disorder. The inflammation, pain, dehydration and fatigue because of the Pericarditis increase the stress level and as consequence, the risk with the Diabetes issue.
In almost the majority of patients affected by Pericarditis the impossible capability to get a good rest because of the sharp and constant pain when they try to laid down; cause more agitation and frustration and for instance an increase in the pain. But in this patients affected with previous psychological disorders Is like the situation become a closed circle that need to be broken in order to get an improvement in the patience recovery, because they have already stress before the pericarditis; and this one as result of the pain produce more stress. Is important; in the treatment selected to manage the symptoms of Pericarditis; address also this issue of high stress levels.
Top co-existing conditions for these people
- Diabetes mellitus
- Blood pressure
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Bipolar i disorder
Most common drugs used by these people
- Sertraline hcl
- Trazodone hydrochloride
There are in fact so many possible causes for the Pericarditis to occur that physicians most turn almost in detectives in this case so they can get the most accuracy results as possible.