Posted: Saturday 10th May 2014 at 17:31 pm

Anger, Anxiety Increase Risk For Heart Disease

063eangererrre Anger, Anxiety Increase Risk For Heart Disease

Anger, anxiety and depression not only affect the functioning of the heart, but also increase the risk for heart disease, scientists have warned.

Stroke and heart attacks are the end products of progressive damage to blood vessels supplying the heart and brain, a process called atherosclerosis.

Atherosclerosis progresses when there are high levels of chemicals in the body called pro-inflammatory cytokines.

It is thought that persisting stress increases the risk for atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease by evoking negative emotions that, in turn, raise the levels of pro-inflammatory chemicals in the body.

=”left”>

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

+