Wednesday, September 9, 2009

12 Ways Anger Can Harm You

When most people think of wellness they tend to focus on physical health alone. However it is known in the medical community that emotional well being can have a positive or devastating affect on the body as well. Anger is an emotion that is often overlooked and ignored. The list bellow was taken from the book Overcoming Passive-Aggression: How to Stop Hidden Anger from Spoiling Your Relationships, Career and Happiness. I share it to encourage everybody to value their emotional health and deal with any reoccurring issues that may become detrimental to you and your body.

12 Ways Anger Can Harm You
  1. Increased risk of high blood pressure
  2. Higher levels of homeocysteine (amino acid), leading to arterial
  3. Higher levels of C-reactive protien associated with heart disease and stroke risk
  4. Increased levels of cortisol and adrenaline ( the body's fight-or-flight hormones)
  5. Weakened Immune fuction (resulting from overactive hormones that stress immune system)
  6. Increased body weight (from higher cortisol levels)
  7. Enhanced vulnerability to pathogens, everyday germs, viruses, or familial predisposition to cancer or heart disease
  8. Increased risk of periodontists (gum diseases)
  9. Increased vulnerabilty to eating disorders
  10. Higher rates of anxiety, depression, somatic complaints (aches and pains)
  11. Cellular deterioration, premature aging, and shortened life span
  12. Greater likelihood that angry patients will not comply with medical or psychological treatment, thereby putting their health at risk 






4 comments:

karim

Very thoughtfull post on wellness. It should be very much helpfull


Thanks,
Karim - Creating Power

3L

I'm glad you liked it. Thanks you : )

birdy

One anger and too many harms. I will certainly try to control my emotions and increase my tolerance.

3L

Thank you for your comment birdy. Here's hoping that it will be easy.

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