Health Desk—Nov 27, 2017: For many people controlling temper is really hard. Some people got angry over little things. If you are a short tempered person then you should be careful because it was found that angry people fall ill more often and they die sooner than calmer people.
British newspaper, The Daily Mail conducted a survey. And almost a third of Britons polled said they have a close friend or family member who has trouble controlling their anger, while one in ten admit to having a problem with their temper. Daily Mail outlined ten reasons why people should control their temper-
1 ANGRY PEOPLE DIE SOONER
Researchers from Iowa State University found that angry men aged 20 to 40 were one-and-a-half times more likely to be dead 35 years later than those who were calmer.
2 GRUMPS DON’T SLEEP AS WELL
Feelings of anger produce a heightened response in the amygdala, the part of the brain associated with survival instincts. And for this angry people can’t sleep well.
3 ANGER CAUSES HEADACHES
Emotions such as excitement or anger result in the release of stress hormones cortisol, adrenaline and testosterone, which put the body into flight-or-flight mode.
4. IT CAN TRIGGER LUNG DISEASE
Those of a hostile nature experience reduced functioning of the respiratory system, researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health found.
5 IT MAKES YOU ANXIOUS AND DEPRESSED
When we feel angry, neurotransmitters and hormones are sent through the bloodstream which, in turn, increase both the heart rate and muscle tension.
6 YOU’LL GET SICK MORE OFTEN
Too much cortisol in the body – released by adrenal glands during angry outbursts – can cause an imbalance in blood sugar, repress the thyroid and even decrease bone density, according to researchers at Southampton University
7 RISK OF HEART DISEASE INCREASES
As blood pressure rises thanks to a surge in adrenaline, the heart beats faster, increasing the risk of potentially fatal abnormal heart rhythms.
8 IT’S HARD TO DIGEST…
Once the ‘fight or flight’ signal has been issued by the brain, blood supply is directed to areas needed for action such as the limbs.
9… AND MAKES YOU WRINKLY
Brazilian scientists have shown that heightened stress reduces the amount of available glucocorticoids – the hormone involved in the synthesis of the skin-plumping compound collagen.
1O DON’T BOTTLE UP FEELINGS
Repressing, rather than expressing, anger puts you at an even higher risk of developing health problems. A University of Chicago analysis reported a particularly increased risk of hypertension for angry individuals who tended to keep their anger ‘below a level of consciousness’.