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How can a person know if at the root of the physical disease is a psychological

  1. Sundeep Kataria profile image75
    Sundeep Katariaposted 4 years ago

    How can a person know if at the root of the physical disease is a psychological cause ?

  2. suzettenaples profile image90
    suzettenaplesposted 4 years ago

    A physical disease can only be caused by something physical not something psychological.  Something psychological can exacerbate a physical disease, but cannot be the cause of it.  If the disease is physical then it has a physical base and cause. 

    I suffer from angioedema - it has a physical cause - a glitch in my body chemistry causes me to swell.  But stress, strain, something psychological can exacerbate my swelling, but cannot be the cause of it.

  3. Inspired 4 U profile image73
    Inspired 4 Uposted 4 years ago


    I believe our emotional state has a lot to due the the physical manifestation of disease in our bodies and have experienced it personally regarding respiratory ailments.  When I addressed the probable emotional roots, the symptoms were released from my body for 4 years. I am now examining and working through the less intense re-occurrence and learning the lesson on a deeper level. I use Louise L. Hay's book, "You Can Heal Your Life." It includes a listing of common physical ailments, the relating emotional causes and an affirmation to address it. I've found it to be on point and so have others I've shared it with. I recommend it and for those who find it resonates with them then do the inner work to alleviate the root causes and see what God does in reward of your efforts. Also prayer and meditation- asking God what you need to know regarding your mind, body and spirit and then waiting on the divine revelation- is important to the process.  Know thyself, we have been equipped with everything we need to live this life victoriously in spite of challenges and hardships.

    Be well and stay blessed,
    Inspire 4 U

    1. Sundeep Kataria profile image75
      Sundeep Katariaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Jo Anne Meekins. I had this feeling that someone will mention Louise Hay. Pl do share ( if not too personal) the miracles you have witnessed in your life. It benefit and inspire all of us. Bless You

    2. Inspired 4 U profile image73
      Inspired 4 Uposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      You're welcome Sundeep.  I actually wrote a poetic narrative of the experience in my hub- http://inspired4u.hubpages.com/hub/Cons … ss-Part-1. Enjoy. Thank you for the blessing, I receive it with appreciation.

  4. denise.w.anderson profile image92
    denise.w.andersonposted 4 years ago

    Although psychological causes manifest themselves as physical symptoms, the way to tell if the problem is psychological is to have testing done. For example, a person is having issues with their digestive system. All tests done on the digestive system show negative results, indicating no known physical cause for the symptoms. A person with depression or anxiety may have digestive issues. When the depression or anxiety are treated with cognitive/behavioral therapy and medication, if needed, then the symptoms subside. This has happened to me a number of times. I have thought that I was having issues with a physical problem, but the testing did not indicate so. When I have changed my thinking patterns to deal with the stress or anxiety, the symptoms subsided.

  5. Ericdierker profile image52
    Ericdierkerposted 4 years ago

    Many years of practicing awareness. I have many environmental factors that cause me to have physical symptoms. It is always helpful to differentiate between the symptoms and the disease. Histamines are very interesting. The symptoms of itchy, sneezy and snotty conditions are not at all a disease.And fevers are not a disease.But we Americans spend billions US a year to "cure" them.
    Take aching muscles -- certainly not a disease and both depression and malnutrition can cause the symptoms. Often together.
    So for me it just takes some time to get my head on straight, meditate, pray get some exercise and fresh air and appropriate diet needs and a good night's sleep.
    If the problem is there when I wake up - it is physical.

    Here is a big problem. Stress causes muscle tension which causes a neck ache. Well your problem is a physical tightness in your muscles. We first would jump on the stress being the cause and probably correctly, but it is the lack of "physical" exercise, posture and nutrients that allows our stress to manifest rather than be relieved. So is the cause psychological or physical?
    When I work really hard at my desk I will get a headache and neck ache. Both from the psychological devotion to sitting still and reading too long with out movement and rest. I would say my psych caused the physical disease/symptom.
    Very fun question thank you, now I will go out for a walk :-)

  6. manatita44 profile image84
    manatita44posted 4 years ago

    In most cases there is a root cause which is tied up with action and reaction; cause and effect. This is quite complex and is definitely not the last word.

    Interior prayer and meditation, strengthen the Voice within which will come and tell you if you learn to listen well. I have been told a great deal through my meditation and Yoga. It is always better to take personal responsibility or Accountability. Ask yourself if you could have done anything differently so as to avoid this experience, then it becomes easier to find the answer.

    1. Sundeep Kataria profile image75
      Sundeep Katariaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks manatita44 . Very holistic approach.

  7. brakel2 profile image80
    brakel2posted 4 years ago

    There is no real answer. Stress can cause disease. A heart doctor said there is a heart problem accompanied with panic. Experts do not know which came first, the chicken or the egg.  Thus, you have a complicated issue. There are several people whose spouse died and soon the remaining spouse died from the stress. The final cause of death can be cardiac arrest or a stroke or a "broken heart."  Some people evade stress and have a real physical illness. This is a very interesting question. Thanks for asking.

    1. Sundeep Kataria profile image75
      Sundeep Katariaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Audrey Selig for answering. You have analyzed both sides of the issue.