Study shows that men who suffer from severe anxiety there are chances that more than twice as likely to die from cancer as men who do not. But researchers discovered that there is no such relationship between anxiety and women, as per the study women who diagnosed with anxiety do not face the same heightened risk of dying from the disease.
When feel anxiety they more likely to opt to use alcohol and smoking to quiet their anxious minds, which in return increase cancer risk. But women are more likely to visit the doctor when something is wrong, which help to detect any doubtful growths or symptoms of cancer in the early stages. Symptoms of anxiety are muscle tension, insomnia, an inability to concentrate and agitation.
Researchers for the large British and European project analyzed medical data from nearly 16,000 participants over a 15 years follow up period, they found that of the 7139 men surveyed, 126 of them had GAD. They also found that men with GAD more than 15 years were twice as likely to die of cancer those who did not have a anxiety. However this relationship was not found in the 214 women who had GAD.
Despite the fact that the investigation could not confirm that anxiety causes cancer, but experts have speculated that stress weakens the resistant system. There is not yet as clarification of why the association was not found in women.
We need to think about mental health issues in a different way and people need to consider anxiety as a warning signal for poor health. A great number of people are affected by anxiety and its potential effects on health are significant. Study also show that anxiety is more than just a personality trait, but to a certain extent, it is a disorder that may be related with risk of death from conditions, such as, cancer. We need to work more to provide information and need investment to the diagnosis and treatment of anxiety disorders.”