Friday, October 02, 2009

Is anger taking a toll on your heart?

"Honey, calm down. You're going to give yourself a heart attack." There may be some truth to this warning, according to a recent study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. An Angry Heart Scientists reviewed more than 40 studies. They found that people who often felt angry had a 20% higher risk of getting heart disease than people who didn't often feel this way. Hostility also was linked to recurring heart disease in people who already had heart problems. These feelings seemed to be more harmful to men than women, the study found. Exacty why anger affects the heart isn't known. However, research suggest that hostility may be more common in people with other unhealthful behaviors, such as smoking, poor diet and sleep habits, and not getting enough exercise. Anger also may worsen inflammation or raise stress hormones, which increases the risk of heart disease. Manage Your Anger Anger is a normal human emotion. But, there are healthful ways to express and cope with these feelings. If anger is getting out of control, try these tips from the American Psychological Association: Breath deelpy: focus on breathing for a few moments may help ease intense feelings Exercise: This may help you feel calmer. Walking, for example, is a great way to manage anger. Plus it fits into everyone's budget. Reframe your thinking: When you're angry, thoughts can become exaggerated. You may say, "This is awful. Everything's ruined." Instead, say to yourself, "This may be very frustrating, but getting angry isn't going to solve anything." Use humor: Try to find a funny side to situations that make you angry. Give people a break: Everyone makes mistakes. Knowing this can help you forgive others. Remember to forgive yourself too. If you feel angry often, or if you see tha tyour emotions are straining relationships, consider getting help. Source: Healthy Mind / Healthy Body

1 comment:

Brate said...

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the nation's single leading cause of death for both men and women. At least 58.8 million people in this country suffer from some form of heart disease.

And on the whole, cardiovascular diseases (the combination of heart disease and stroke) kill some 950,000 Americans every year.
Still, there are many misconceptions about heart disease: "The biggest misconception is that heart disease only happens to the elderly," said Elizabeth Schilling, CRNP with the Center for Preventive Cardiology Program at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

In fact, according to the American Heart Association, almost 150,00 Americans killed by cardiovascular disease each year are under the age of 65. And one out of every 20 people below the age of 40 has heart disease.

So, it is now a wise decision to keep a constant monitoring of your health. Why to take a chance if we have the option. I was in the similar misconception that heart disease are far away waiting for me to get aged. But to my surprise, I was found to be having a calcium deposit in my coronary arteries. I need to have my advance diagnostic scans due reassure whether something really deadly is waiting for me. Though it was some dreadful going on in my life, but I never felt any kind of discomfort in advanced diagnostic facility. They were having some of the latest diagnostic equipments and non invasive techniques which made me feel safe.

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