Anger is a natural emotion and is a biological response to perceived threats. Thus it is a secondary(rather than primary) emotion. However, some of us do not manage our anger effectively. Here, the importance of anger and the immune system is highlighted because too much anger can have negative effects on our mental and emotional health.
Can anger make you sick?
Occasional anger is okay, but frequent anger makes it easier for us to get sick. and get more emotional strikes as waves of anger such as self-doubt increase and may push your loved ones away.
New research reveals new evidence indicating that repeated exposure to outbursts increases negative emotions, which has an impact on the immune system.
Now, a study conducted by specialists from Pennsylvania State University in State College found that negative, angry moods alter the functions in which the body works and the way the immune response, they are associated with an increased risk to the body’s health through increased inflammation exacerbation.
The results of the research – led by Jennifer Graham-England, associate professor at Pennsylvania State University – appear in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. If you can deal with your anger quickly and then express it healthily. Here are the top reasons to stay calm.
When does anger beneficial to the body and immunity?
Occasional anger is fine for the body as long as there is the recovery time for the body to clear itself of cortisol and adrenaline. Constant anger is detrimental to the body and often are ignored because a person has become accustomed to living in a toxic and over-stimulated environment
Elderly people are at grave risk of anger
A study conducted by Italian and British researchers revealed that elderly people with depression were suffering from frequent angry outbursts, and this led to the presence of fewer lymphocytes and T cells, which are white blood cells necessary for fighting diseases. Consequently, the immune system is greatly weakened and the body becomes more vulnerable to diseases. This study is published in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics (vol 72, p 253)
What is the effect of anger on immunity and the body?
Keep your heart and keep away from anger
Beware of angry outbursts, because within two hours after it the chance of a heart attack doubles.
This is why studies have shown that people with anger proneness as a personality trait were at twice the risk of coronary disease than their less angry peers.
The impairment that occurs in the function of the heart and its rate of heartbeat adversely affects the immunity and this defect leads to the so-called disorder of the immune system.
Treat your feelings before you lose control so make constructive anger – the kind in which you talk directly to the person you are angry with and deal with the frustration in a problem-solving manner.
Anger and its relationship to the brain.
After an angry outburst, be careful. Because studies found there is a three times higher risk of having a stroke from a blood clot to the brain or bleeding inside the brain within two hours after an angry outburst.
Especially for people who suffer from aneurysms and these negative effects on the function of the immune system so the body becomes more susceptible to diseases especially the elderly.
This is why we advise everyone, especially the elderly, instead of losing your temper. Do some deep breathing use assertive communication skills then change your environment, your posture by getting up, turning away, and changing the state you were in.
Anger increases anxiety
It is important to note that anger increases anxiety and they can go hand in hand. Anger can exacerbate symptoms of a generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), and lead to excessive anxiety that uncontrollable.
The hormonal disruption that occurs due to Anger and (GAD) affected on person’s life and functioning of the immune system.
Anger and depression
Numerous studies have shown that depression and aggression are linked to angry outbursts, especially in men and the elderly. That is why a person suffering from depression has to get busy and stop thinking so much, and preoccupied with the sport, golf, needlepoint, biking, and any other hobby that loves and thus attract focus towards the present moment.
Outburst angry and infections
The immune response was assessed by scientists for a sample of volunteers, blood samples were collected from them, and for signs of inflammation.
Taking into account the health condition and a group of chronic conditions, such as arthritis, with which body injuries are linked as part of the immune response.
Graham England and his team note that individuals who have experienced negative moods and frequent outbursts angry several times a day for long periods tend to have higher levels of biomarkers of inflammation in their blood. A large number of infections in the blood leads to exhaustion of the immune system, and the effect of this is great for the lymphatic glands, which is why we need to conduct a periodic examination, especially after repeated outbursts of anger.
Is there a correct way to express anger?
Tips for manage anger expressing more effectively
Just breathe and wash face with cold water
Take a few minutes for yourself to just breathe. Go to the water and wash your face, then sit in any position you’d like and breathe so when thoughts and feelings come to you, notice and observe them.
Don’t judge them or stick to them. You can have your eyes closed or open, and breathe the way you want. In this present moment, don’t try to force anything on your mind.
Take some time to think.
Focus and put some energy into sorting out your feelings, then change your position so if you are standing, sit down. If you are sitting, lie down and relax, then think, what is the real cause of your anger? Know that stress at home, at work, or with friends can cause tantrums when you act impulsively.
It is best to take it easy to avoid the unwanted conflicts caused by upsetting feelings.
Tolerate and don’t talk
It’s helpful to focus on what’s in your control so tolerate at the first second then don’t talk for any person that causes this problem then accept what isn’t. you can make a list of what you can’t control regarding your situation (e.g., deadlines, your boss yelling at you) then make a list of what you can control (e.g., managing your time, setting up a meeting with your boss to discuss your issue).so you can focus on what you can control to make a change and accept what you cannot control.
Do some mindful journaling.
Journaling is also an excellent way to keep your anger in check so, record your emotions as you’re feeling them and write your way through the process of feeling, accepting, and letting it go. When you’re angry, putting pen to paper forces you to recognize and feel your emotions without having an outburst.
Knowing the high rank and advantage of those who possessed himself
Studies have shown that those who can control themselves from their anger increase their health and psychological immunity.
Leadership qualities appear on them and their self-confidence increases, and thus they can manage life’s big problems peacefully and wisely. Great if everyone could control their anger.
Contemplates himself in the moment of his anger
If someone was able to take a picture while you were angry or you saw yourself in the mirror, you would see how ugly you were in your anger and how beautiful you were when you were calm and successfully controlled your anger.