To care for the sick mother or the husband at home means that members are often under a lot of Stress. Whether this is also the health of the care of the permanently impaired, according to researchers from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore examined.
The researchers found over a period of nine years, a General increase in inflammatory markers – both caring individuals as well as in control subjects, the used anyone. This is a normal aging process, the difference in the two groups from each other. Six of the investigated biomarkers, only one showed a slightly larger increase in the Care. The researchers view this as a minimal systemic inflammation due to chronic nursing stress. The results of the study are in the journal "PNAS" published.
Nursing is stressful, but not sick
"The main message is that care is, in some situations, although stressful, but not with clinically significant increases in inflammation is associated. Family care seems to have for most of the managers have only a minimal impact on physical health and can have similar health benefits as a volunteer Freiwilligendienst", Prof. Dr. David Roth said.
In order for the researchers to resolve concerns of potential nurses that take care of their health. At the same time, the results of which could be a relief for people who need help, and that’s why a bad Conscience.
239 people, the members of the family used, were observed from the beginning of the care for nine years. In this time, were in samples of blood and urine markers for Stress, Depression, suppressed immunity, cancer and inflammation examined and compared with the values of their peers compared to that used anyone.