Arguments with spouse could worsen pain symptoms
Love literally hurts: arguments with a spouse worsens chronic pain - short science articles

While we have always felt it, researchers have now found evidence that a fight with your spouse especially in those with chronic health conditions like arthritis or diabetes could lead to worsening of pain symptoms on those days. Participants of this study kept daily diaries of their mood and their interaction with spouse and found that severity of the patients' pain was correlated with tensions with their spouses. This is a significant finding because it is important to know which factors influence worsening of symptoms of chronic diseases since patients with osteoarthritis who experience greater pain become disabled rather quickly and diabetics with uncontrolled condition accelerate towards developing complications.

Read the full story: Penn State
Scientific publication: Annals of Behavioural Medicine