心臟病及保健 Heart Disease And Health http://心臟病.tw www.heartdisease.idv.tw
Andrew Ying-Siu Lee, MD,PhD.
In this high technology, competitive, challenging civilized world, to live and struggle is stressful and cannot
be forbidden. Optimal stress can stimulate us to cope with the environment, to learn and to succeed higher achievement.
However, if the stress is too much or too persistent, it will reduce our compatibility leading to emotional and
physiological disturbances such as fear, helpless, anger, depression and the following psychosomatic reactions
(known as psychosomatic disease) :-
cardiovascular system hypertension, hypotension, angina, arrhythmia
respiratory system asthma, hyperventilation
gastrointestinal system peptic ulcer, colitis, anorexia, vomiting, constipation
endocrine/metabolic system diabetes mellutis, polyphagia, anorexia,
nervous system headache, sympathetic dysfunction
urological system irritable bladder, frequent urination
musculoskeletal system rheumatoid arthritis, myalgia, cramp
dermatological system neurodermatitis, itch, sweating, urticaria, rash, wart
ear/nose/throat tinnitus, hearing impairment, menier syndrome
eye blur vision
obstetric/gynecology abnormal menstration, dysuterine bleeding,
menopausal disturbance, infertility
“The cause of stress is mostly yourself!” So only you can help yourself to solve it! In daily living, we seldom
encounter positive emotion such as happiness and joy, but those negative emotion such as fear, anger, sorrow, nuisance
come so often. In our endeavor such as study, work, marriage, health, fame, power, wealth, it is also seldom successful.
As a matter of fact, the above idea comes from our self aspiration, expectation and desire, which are always not exactly
satisfied. We must aware the fact that we were born bringing nothing to the world, and will die carrying nothing from the
world. So do not mind so much about gain and loss. Do not desire to earn the whole world. The severity of psychosomatic
disorders depends on body fitness, compatibility and personality (thought, belief, expectation, manner, value etc). Stress
may come from physiological, psychological and environment factors. Life naturally will encounter happiness, anger,
sorrow, fear, nuisance, love etc from time to time. Therefore, whenever we encounter stress, we must cope with it, with
compatibility, confidence and wisdom. We must face and accept ourselves, face the realistic world (with no fantasy) and
criticize our belief, thought and personality, then understand the stress and conflict and make appropriate adjustments.
Then overcome the stress with pleasure, optimistic and positive emotion. Believe that “today is new day, good day
and realistic day”.
Life is strengthened by stress. Life is interrupted with pleasure and sorrow, gain and loss. Without emotional
control, stress will damage our physical and psychological well being. In order to satisfy our “id, ego and superego”
with pleasure and harmony, we must also make use of the following :-
1. Good sleep : sleeplessness will elicit emotional upset
2. Balanced diet : strengthen your power to conquer stress
3. regular life style and exercise : improve body fitness, reduce sympathetic
reactions, stabilize emotion
4. relax (body and mind) : meditation, breathing exercise, yoga, chi kung etc.
5. work and leisure
6. strengthen your mind : criticize yourself, control your mind with
confidence and compatibility, recognize and
control the environmental factors, understand and
accept yourself, avoid psychological conflict
7. involve in social activities, human relation and charity, so as to get help
whenever you encounter stress.
8. “Knowledge is power!” : we easily get upset because we lack
knowledge. So learn to be open-minded, learn
to overcome fear (then fear will turn to be
confidence), learn to have solid and compatible
personality, learn to be optimistic and positive
emotion, learn the meaning and pleasure of life,
learn to thank God etc.