Emotional pain impacts more than just your mental health. It can affect your physical body.
Dealing with the raw emotions of hurt, anger and even betrayal can take a toll on the human body. Many of us have had experiences that set us backward in a downward spiral towards deep sadness and sometimes depression.
Today I’m sharing a few ways that emotional pain affects your body. Hopefully, this will help you to seek resolution with the emotional pain you’re suffering from.
Causes Stomach Issues
Emotional pain causes stress and stress can wreak havoc on your stomach. You may start to feel stomach aches, see bloating and similar gut reactions to your emotional pain. This can really cause some major health problems with your gut leading to ulcers and similar issues with your gut.
If I move a bit further down, you’ll get into the digestive tract where our body is supposed to properly digest our food. When you’re suffering from emotional pain, the gut starts acting up and your digestive system gest out of whack, even causing such issues as Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Extra Weight Gain
Many of us experience emotional eating when we’re suffering from emotional pain. Often times that tub of ice cream or bag of chips sounds simply scrumptious when we’re sad and not feeling at our best. While it’s satisfying at the moment, emotional eating will lead to unnecessary weight gain.
When we’re feeling emotional from stress or a traumatic experience our minds are overwhelmed with thinking about whatever causes us to be emotional. This busy body-mind doesn’t let us get any sleep which in turn creates insomnia and can lead to physical health problems.
Causes Stress Headaches
Stress headaches can start to arrive if we’re feeling sad, angry or down and out more often than not. Some habits that occur are teeth grinding or jaw clenching when our subconscious is thinking about what’s happened to cause us emotional pain. These headaches can take you down for a long while.
There are many triggers for us to feel emotional pain which in turn mess up our physical health. You could have recently suffered from rejection, heartache or even everyday adult stress. Life has a way to bring us challenges to test our ability to be adaptable.
While most of us wish we could surf through life without any emotional pain, it happens to the best of us. If you’re suffering from emotional pain and are starting to see the effects on your body, it’s time to seek out help or take a much-needed break to heal from this emotional pain before you completely destroy your physical health.