Stress-related illnesses are actually extremely common and are one of the most difficult things to combat. Part of this is identifying an illness as related to stress. When you get sick, the immediate response is rarely thinking that you are simply stressed, it’s to assume that it’s an illness.
The other problem is the cyclical nature to psychosomatic illness, where stress induces an illness and then being in the state of having the illness causes more stress, which in turn continues to propagate the illness etc.
Given the frustrating and difficult nature to it all, let’s take a look at some ways to help you cope with it and, ultimately, try to eliminate it.