psy210_Psychology and Health Problems

psy210_Psychology and Health Problems - Several illness are...

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Several illness are written about in module 4.3. The section was written to explain how the stress can eventually cause us to actually be sick. Module 4.3 is very informative, and helpful. I will explain in further detail about the physiological factors to the immune system. Issues such as menstrual problems, and PMS (Premenstrual syndrome) where discussed in the text. More then 50 percent of women experience discomfort during, or before their menstrual cycle. Symptoms may include swelling of breast, bloating, weight gain, cramping, abdominal discomfort, and food cravings. Psychical symptoms may include depressed mood, sudden tearfulness, change in body image, and irritability. Common symptoms of PMS include mood swings, anger and irritability, difficulty concentrating, lack energy, insomnia or too much sleep, and physical problems such as headaches. Premenstrual Syndrome is not full understood. There are probably no overall differences in levels of estrogen or progesterone between women with severe PMS and those with milder symptoms or no symptoms at all (Mortola, 1998; Rubinow & Schmidt, 1995.) Rather, it may be the woman’s physiological sensitivity to these hormones that plays a contributing role in PMS, not their overall levels (Schmidt et al., 1998.) The change of appétit can also be related to chemical imbalance. PMS symptoms can be controlled. Daily exercise, dietary control, limited salt and sugar, vitamin supplements, and hormone treatments can be helpful with either getting rid of PMS symptoms, or minimizing them.
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Another issue mentioned is Coronary heart disease. There where numerous illnesses to write about that was related to psychology, but this disease felt like it spoke to me directly. Coronary heart disease (CHD) can be genetic, physiological conditions,
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This note was uploaded on 10/25/2010 for the course AXIA COLLE psy210 taught by Professor N/a during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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