Divorce has surprising health effects of which you might not be aware, but knowing
what you may be in for and keeping a close watch will help. Also, hiring
an attorney can be helpful in reducing the stress of a divorce in order
to keep you healthy.
Compromised Immune System
Your immune system is impacted the most by stress - and divorces are a
stressful time. With a compromised immune system, you are more susceptible
to colds, influenza, stomach bugs, etc. In addition to hiring an attorney
to answer questions and relieve some stress, you can also try some stress
relief tactics such as meditation, yoga, or exercise. Additionally, if
you do feel yourself becoming sick more than usual, consult your doctor.
Divorce can cause what experts refer to as “secondary insomnia.”
This is insomnia that occurs due to a life event. A divorce can occupy
your thoughts incessantly, especially at night. This can, in turn, lead
to thinking instead of sleeping. Unfortunately, this type of insomnia
does not always end when the divorce has completed, and can lead to a
longer problem. If you are having this problem, please contact your physician.
percent, especially in women. The change in your life can cause stress, anxiety
and depression. All of these symptoms affect your heart and can lead to
A combination of increased blood pressure, intra-abdominal fat around your
waist, and high blood sugar can cause metabolic syndrome. This syndrome
is also commonly found in people who have depression, which is a symptom
Do you “eat” your feelings? Does the fact that you no longer
have to make dinner for five mean that you’re eating out? Are you
skipping your gym routine due to your tiredness? Do you feel that you
no longer have anything to look good for? Divorce can lead to weight gain.
You may not even think you’re gaining weight, but the scale may
surprise you one day.
You need to keep yourself healthy during your divorce and keep your daily
routines. Keep going to the gym, or if you didn’t go before, try
it. You may meet new people there or enjoy a twice-weekly hour taking
care of yourself, instead of thinking about your divorce.
Take Care of Yourself and Call Us
You may lose property in a divorce, or time with your children, but you
don’t want to lose yourself. You will get through your divorce and
your life will continue. You just need to keep yourself healthy during
this low period.
One of our experienced South Florida family law attorneys can help you
get through your divorce and even make the experience easier and healthier. Please
contact Hager & Schwartz, P.A. in Miami today for a consultation.