Navigation Links
Wound Healing Found To Be Slower In Couples Who Fight Often

Marital stress has been known to interfere with several aspects of physical and mental health by significantly altering the blood pressure and endocrine levels. It has now been found// from recent studies that a strained relationship between the husband and wife can actually delay the wound healing process. This observation is believed to be due to a corresponding change in the level of proinflammatory proteins (molecules that play a major role in wound healing) in the blood.

The study was conducted among 42 healthy married couples (married an average of 12.6 years) to explore the effects of marital stress on health. More specifically, it was designed to assess the associated production of proinflammatory proteins and their role in wound healing.

The couples, who were admitted to the hospital on two occasions, underwent a structured social support interaction, followed by a discussion of their marital disagreement and rating of their behaviour and responses. A vaccum pump was used to produce blisters on the arm and was examined for wound healing over a 12-day period. Simultaneously, samples were drawn to measure cytokine levels in the blood.

Analysis of the results revealed that couples who experienced marital conflicts had a slower healing process. Infact in couples with higher levels of hostile behaviors, the rate of healing was 60% lower compared to their counterparts and increased by a margin of one day or more. In addition, a corresponding fluctuation in the cytokine levels was also documented.

The findings of the present study have valuable clinical implications. First, it throws light on the importance of marital stress and related depression. Furthermore, couples in strained relationships tend to respond in an immunologically aggressive way to stressful events.

If these changes in the plasma levels of these cytokines are allowed to persist for a long time, perhaps it could have devastating eff ects on the individual health status in ways that are not foreseen at the moment. A variety of age-related diseases such as cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, type 2 diabetes mellitus, certain cancers, a decline in the functionality could be manifested in an otherwise healthy younger generation.

In conclusion more such studies have to be conducted to identify individuals with troubled relationships and appropriate measures have to be taken to improve their mental and physical health.
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Wound healing made faster
2. Psychological Stress Delays Wound Healing
3. Wound healing affected by Psychological stress
4. Predictors Of Wound Infection In Ventral Hernia Repair
5. ‘Marriage Squabbles’ bad for both Emotional and Physical Wound
6. Wounds Heal 25% Faster In Older Adults Who Exercise Regularly
7. Wound Healing Accelerated By Mutation In Deafness Gene
8. Honey Works Faster than Antibiotics in Healing Wounds
9. Heroin Injection may Lead to Wound Botulism
10. Nurses Ease the Wounded Heart
11. Guidelines for Chronic Wounds Care
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Leadership of ... today announced the organization has earned its ISO 13485 certification, indicating the company’s ... with all rules and policies associated with ISO quality standard 13485. , ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... The Lung Institute has partnered ... cessation class starting June 6 at their clinic in downtown Tampa. The class is ... the Lung Institute has created a free downloadable 4 Week Smoking Cessation Guide ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... offering campers a multitude of activities from daily practices, arts & crafts, discussions, ... Camp Directors Amber East-D’Anna and Christy Evans have combined backgrounds in kids’ yoga, ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... The MIAMI Institute for Age ... speaker Dr. Adonis Maiquez MD, ABAARM. Dr. Adonis , Wellness Physician of the ... a member of the Institute for Functional Medicine. , He also heads up FITTLab, ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Power Systems, a leading developer and supplier ... Course in Stoughton, Massachusetts. The course was led by Power Systems’ Education Coordinator, ... interactive course to qualify participants as certified PowerWave trainers. , PowerWave is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/25/2016)... India , May 25, 2016 ... Animation Market by Type (3D, 2D, 4D), by Therapeutic ... Education), by End User (Medical Device Manufacturers, Hospitals/ Clinics) ... studies the global Medical Animation Market for the forecast ... to reach USD 301.3 Million by 2021 from USD ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... 2016  According to Kalorama Information, the world ... 2015.  Though these are challenging times in the ... success for companies that remain optimistic and seek ... growth prospects medical device companies spend a higher ... (R&D) than do companies in other industries.  Also, ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... , May 25, 2016 Digital ... issuance to it by the US Patent and ... company,s technology includes proprietary processes for electronic opt-­in ... health and wellness programs, HIPAA compliance and otherwise. ... "Our technology allows ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: