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Feeling sick is an emotion meant to help you get better faster

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Illness comes with a distinct set of psychological and behavioral features. You feel fatigued, maybe a little depressed, less hungry than usual, more easily nauseated and perhaps more sensitive to pain and cold.

All these aspects of being sick are features of emotion that are an imp...

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Activating the immune system to fight germs costs your body a lot of energy.

Fatigue reduces your level of physical activity, leaving more energy available for the immune system.

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  • In order to avoid additional infections or injuries that would increase the immune system's energy requirements, your body increases sensitivity to nausea and pain.
  • Sensitivity to cold motivates you to find warm clothing and heat sources that reduce the costs of keeping you...

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People possess a regulatory program that lies in wait, scanning for indicators that infectious disease is present. If it detects signs of infection: 

  • The program sends a signal to various functional mechanisms in the brain and body.
  • In turn, they change their pat...

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