Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome/suppresed stress
Can a person who has experienced much hardships and stress in life, but was never able to talk about it or deal with it, can it affect him in his later years?
Daniel, unresolved/unhealed traumatic moments in life just accumulate until you are able to deal with them through therapies of some kind or other. They do NOT go away with the passage of time. Your mind-body just stores all this stuff until you find a release for it and a resolution within your mind and heart.
Continued stress memories will suppress your immune system, causing you to be more vulnerable to infections, disease processes and premature death in some cases. Commonly, these kinds of unhealed experiences generate PTSD symptoms, such as depression, anger, sadness, guilt, shame and a lashing out at others who might be trying to assist you, in some form or other.
Healing techniques such as the EFT process (www.eftuniverse.com and www.eft.mercola.com among many others) will quickly neutralize old trauma memories, releasing your mind to begin to relax and allow more oxygen and nutrient flow to tissues and cells, which will help detoxify your tissues. Release of stress allows you to sleep better and that is a key ingredient to having a healthy body and a greater sense of well-being.