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Fighting with spouse may up chronic pain

IANS  |  New York 

People with like or may suffer physical repercussions if they get into a fight with their spouse, according to a new study.

The findings, published in the journal Annals of Behavioral Medicine, suggests that in two groups of older individuals -- one group with and one with -- the patients who felt more tension with their spouse also reported worse symptoms on those days.

"The findings gave us an insight into how marriage might affect health, which is important for people dealing with like or diabetes," said Lynn Martire, at in the US.

People with in their knees who experience greater become disabled quicker, and people with that is not controlled have a greater risk for developing complications, the said.

For the study, the researchers recruited a group of 145 patients with in the knee and their spouses. The other included 129 patients with Type 2 diabetes and their spouses.

The participants in both groups kept daily diaries about their mood, how severe their symptoms were, and whether their interactions with their spouse were positive or negative. The participants in the arthritis and diabetes groups kept their diaries for 22 and 24 days, respectively.

The researchers found that within both groups of participants, patients were in a worse mood on days when they felt more tension than usual with their spouse, which in turn led to greater or severity of symptoms.

The researchers also found that within the group with arthritis, the severity of the patient's also had an effect on tensions with their spouse the following day.

When they had greater pain, they were in a worse mood and had greater tension with their partner the next day, the added.



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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 15:22 IST