Can my unhappiness at work affect my health?

Mona A. Schulz, MD
It's very common to see someone develop a bad back, get an ulcer, get irritable bowel, get reflux, all over having a particularly stressful job. At first, you might get only the first twinges that something’s wrong. You’ll be fine all weekend, and then Monday morning, your back goes out or your stomach seizes up.

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Medical science recognizes a mind-body connection and that your emotions may affect your body's physical health. Being down or depressed can cause fatigue, aches, and pains. If you are having problems and are also stressed, it's a ...

good idea to let your doctor know. This can be part of the diagnosis. Seeking an emotional balance and developing some resistance to bad feelings can be an important step to improved health. Techniques to improve your emotional health can range from medication to talking with an advisor, eating healthfully or exercising.

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