Does stress increase the risk of developing coronavirus?

According to the online media group Borna, a member of the faculty of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences said: “Stress is a feeling of psychological pressure when we face a situation that threatens our lives and we can not cope with it.”

Davari Nejad said: “Scientific research shows that 75% of referrals to doctors are due to stress and its causes.”

He added: “The first effect of stress is that we become distracted and forgetful, our blood pressure rises, our cardiovascular problems increase, our heart rate rises above normal and we may even have a heart attack.”

Davari Nejad pointed out: High stress also leads to digestive problems and sugar is consumed earlier, which causes lethargy, restlessness and early suffering.

“Stress weakens our immune system, predisposing us to diseases such as colds, autoimmunity and rheumatism, and even causing infertility problems by affecting hormones,” the psychiatrist said.

What is the solution to stress management?

According to Davari Nejad, changing lifestyle and proper nutrition can help control stress.

The faculty member of the University of Medical Sciences added: “To eliminate stress, we should reduce the consumption of sugar and salt and prioritize aerobic exercise.”

He said: “Aerobic exercise is very important in changing the lifestyle and it is very necessary to do it in these conditions and we should not neglect to do it, we can do aerobic exercise by observing health procedures and social distance in open environments.”

Davari Nejad stated: “These days, it is better to do things that we are interested in.” Calligraphy, paintings and works of art also have a great impact on our spirit.

The psychiatrist noted: “We need to maintain contact with family, friends and relatives. Of course, this does not mean holding sessions, but we can also maintain this relationship through telephone greetings and on social networks.”

“Getting enough sleep and rest is very important in reducing stress. 8 hours of sleep can help improve our lifestyle,” he said.

According to Davari Nejad, getting enough light, being in environments with temperatures between 22 and 25 degrees and avoiding following the news too much in cyberspace can also help control stress.

The psychiatrist described positivity as another way to control stress, adding: “We should not talk about despair and always have hope. Those who have hope in life are more successful and can overcome difficulties.”

“Certainly in these days, too much stress increases the risk of coronary heart disease by weakening the immune system,” he said.

In the end, Davari Nejad said: “We should pay attention to the fact that if we could not overcome stress by doing these strategies, we should seek help from a psychiatrist.”

Source: Radio News Agency

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