Stress and How it Affects Arthritis

Stress triggers harmful chemicals in the body that cause or worsens chronic illnesses like arthritis. These may not be long term reactants to the body. However, regular release can increase muscle tension and amplify arthritis pain. Stress can cancel the inflammatory responses of the immune system.
On another side, arthritis can cause unwanted stress. With constant pain, poor sleep, and fatigue, it creates a vicious stress cycle and discourages you from doing healthier activities like exercise.
How does one cope up with arthritis stress?
1. Talk to an expert or therapist