University of Iowa study shows that angry and nervous people die earlier

If you want to live longer, you should not get angry, that is, you should learn to control anger and negative emotions.

A study conducted by the University of Iowa states that angry people die earlier, have sleep problems and many other health problems. Angry men between the ages of 20 and 40 are one and a half times more likely to die 35 years earlier than those who are calm. Scientists believe that this happens due to a number of factors that are related to stress.

Adrenaline that drives stress destroys DNA, which can cause the onset of deadly diseases. Due to the high pressure, the part of the brain associated with the survival instinct of the “puppets” is nervous. More precisely, when anger occurs, that part “Thinks” that the body is in danger and sends a signal to increase blood flow in the limbs and blood, due to which relaxation of the body becomes almost impossible.

This is precisely why angry people often cannot sleep. Anger also causes headaches. Emotions such as excitement or anger increase the release of the hormone cortisol, adrenaline and testosterone. This leads to an increase in blood flow to the brain which causes the blood vessels and nerves surrounding the brain to swell. Anger can also cause lung diseases. Harvard scientists tested the lungs of 2,000 men over eight years and found that the lungs of test subjects who often got angry were in much worse condition.

Anger also makes you more anxious and depressed. Hormones send signals for rapid blood flow and heart rate increases and muscle tension increases. There is also strain on the neurons in the hypothalamus, the stress control center, which is why relaxation cannot occur. The happy hormone serotonin is significantly reduced. These people get sick more often because too much cortisol in the body leads to a disturbance in the balance of the level of happiness in the blood, the pressure of the thyroid gland and a decrease in bone density.

In addition to the above, angry people have a higher chance of heart disease, have digestive problems, and have more wrinkles, making them look older than they are. Experts advise not to suppress your feelings, but to talk or write about them in order to expel the negative energy and prevent possible consequences caused by anger.

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