9 Interesting Facts about Anger and the Body We All Should Know ...

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If you have ever been so upset that your blood boils, then you have experienced the interconnectedness of anger and the body.

Anger happens - maybe you were cut-off in traffic, heard something offensive, or perhaps your trash was not collected on trash day.

Sometimes it feels as if anything can send you over the edge if you let it.

Check out a few important facts about anger and the body to know.

1. Emotional Overload

When we are angry our stress hormones increase, blood pressure rises, and blood vessels constrict, resulting in increased heart rate and rapid breathing.2

This internal chain reaction of anger and the body is similar to the physiological expressions of “fight or flight.” In distressing situations these conditions can be helpful.

However, triggering this chain reaction too often damages your cardiovascular system over time.

Heart Disease
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