- frequent, reoccuring, persistent
Infections: You may experience frequent, reoccurring, or persistent
infections. They may affect one part of the body recurrently
or persistently, or may affect other parts of the body, as well.
Infections can also move from one part to another. They can be
very resistant to treatment.
Infections are caused by viruses or bacteria that invade the
body and take hold there. Most parts of the body can be infected
by viruses and bacteria.
Generally, the body’s immune system does a good job in
warding of foreign intruders. Sometimes, however, it allows foreign
intruders to invade the body. This commonly occurs when the immune
system is weakened or suppressed.
Anxiety doesn’t directly cause infections. It does, however,
play an important role in the development and persistence of
For more information about anxiety’s role in the development
and persistence of infections, see the “Infections
- increase in the amount, reoccurring, or the persistence of” link
in the Symptoms Listing section in the members
area of our web site.
NOTE: There are direct
physiological and psychological reasons why anxiety symptoms
occur. The members area contains detailed information about
common anxiety symptoms including what they are, why they occur,
and what you can do to eliminate them. It includes the anxiety
symptom infections--reoccuring or persistent.