Keeping the mind from anger, when it comes to peaking emotion, is not easy. But research that reveals that anger is associated with a short age, as reported by Dailymail, Monday (27/11), may help you focus more refrain from anger.
Here are 5 hidden facts of anger, which are harmful to your health.
1. Grumpy die sooner
Research from Iowa State University found that men who were angry between the ages of 20 and 40, were one and a half times more likely to die at the age of 35, compared with those who were quieter.
Scientists believe this is due to a number of factors that connect stress with physiological damage. The frequent release of adrenaline during periods of DNA damage, can cause life-threatening illnesses such as multiple sclerosis.
2. Grumpy tend to be less rest
Angry feelings produce an increased response in the amygdala (the part of the brain associated with survival instinct). Emotions in anger push the amygdala to signal increased anxiety to parts of the brain and other bodies that increase blood flow to the limbs and heart, which relaxes less.
Those who indulge in anger tend to experience insomnia than those who engage in an emotional ‘debate’, according to neuroscientists at the University of Massachusetts.
“Writing the cause of your anger unravels your mind, reduces fear response and encourages relaxation,” says Mike Fisher, director of the British Association of Anger Management.
3. Anger can cause headaches
Emotions such as being overjoyed or overwhelmingly result in the release of stress hormones cortisol, adrenaline and testosterone, which put the body into ‘flight mode’.
Chemical spikes increase blood flow to the brain and trigger swelling of blood vessels and nerves around the brain and pressure that can lead to tension and headaches.
4. Anger damage the respiratory system
According to researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health, hostilities may reduce the functioning of the respiratory system. Over an eight-year period, hostile individuals perform very bad acts very significantly and worse than non-hostile people.
5. Anger can cause depression
When we feel angry, neurotransmitters and hormones flow through the bloodstream and can increase heart rate and muscle tension. This is the state of the body to watch out for.
The frequent occurrence of this reaction makes the tension in the neurons in the hypothalamus (brain stress control center) to be difficult for neurons to be turned off. And the happy hormone (serotonin) is significantly depleted in some individuals with aggressive properties.