Question: Is shingles brought on by stress?

Shingles and Emotional Stress Emotional stress is considered a trigger for shingles because it has been shown to weaken the bodys immune system. This can happen in those who have undergone a sudden shock, such as the death of a loved one, or people who face chronic work or life stress.

Can anxiety bring on shingles?

Since stress affects the immune system, many researchers believe that stress could be a trigger for shingles. Researchers in multiple studies have linked chronic, daily stress, and highly stressful life events as risk factors for shingles.

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