Strong stress can lead to the development of skin diseases.
The skin is the largest organ of the human body and performs many physiological functions. The skin participates in heat exchange, serves as a touch body, performs a protective function. Thanks to skin receptors, we feel warmth and cold, pressure, distinguish between pain or tender touch. But above all, the skin reflects our emotional state due to changes in blood flow and activity of sweat and sebaceous glands located in the skin. We redden ourselves from shame, we are pale by fear and covered with "goose skin" from the cold. The skin shows our emotional state, so psychological causes play an important role in the development of skin diseases.
Skin and stress
Dermatologists have long noticed the development or strengthening of certain skin diseases due to stress. Ordinary and common skin reaction to severe stress condition is a local hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating is. This is called idiopathic hyperhidrosis, because it is not associated with any physical illness or changes in the environment, and caused only by psychological factors. Idiopathic hyperhidrosis, simply called "cold sweat & quot, There is a moment of strong feelings of stress, fear, anxiety, fear, excitement, etc. Cold sweat while usually accompanied by a sharp pallor caused by narrowing blood vessels of the skin surface. Frequent repetition of such stress effects, and accordingly increased sweating, leads to irritation on sensitive skin, the occurrence of itching and burning.
Psychogenic skin diseases
Scientists believe that stress plays an important role in the development and other skin diseases, such as neurodermatitis, urticaria, atopic dermatitis, itching, alopecia, plain lichen, etc. Even if stress does not serve as the direct cause of a particular skin condition, nevertheless, the emotional state of the patient has a significant effect on the course of the disease and can provoke relapse. Many of these diseases develop after experiencing significant stress or exacerbation of neuroses in patients.
In addition, the development of skin diseases in itself becomes a stress for a person, as in addition to causing unpleasant sensations, often has a detrimental effect on the appearance, and hence on self-confidence. A person with marked skin pathologies tries to avoid communication, is eliminated from people, which leads to an even greater deterioration of the emotional state and the general state of the organism, which in turn complicates the course of the disease. Therefore, in the case of skin diseases, as well as with many others, particular attention should be paid to the emotional state of the patient and the creation of conditions for his psychological comfort. Elimination of excessive stress can eliminate the primary cause of skin disease, and, of course, will have a beneficial effect on the process of treatment itself.