Tantrums increase the heart attack risk
Tantrum increases risk of heart attack and stroke
According to a US study, a tantrum increases the risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke enormously. So increase the infarct danger in the two hours after an outbreak of fivefold. So far, however, it is not clear why it comes to the increase.
Heart attack risk increases fivefold
People who often have outbreaks increase their risk of a heart attack or stroke enormously. This has resulted in a study by several US scientists, published on Tuesday in the journal „European Heart Journal“ has been published. Thus, the scientists calculated that the risk of a heart attack increases fivefold in the two hours following a tantrum, as measured by times, while the same person is well-balanced and calm. The risk of having a stroke is threefold. In addition, the outbreaks of rage could lead to cardiac arrhythmia.
Danger at a single outbreak of rage relatively low
For the study, the authors evaluated nine previous studies that looked at patients with a tendency to anger. There were 5,000 cases of heart problems and at least 800 strokes documented in these examinations. The analysis of the statistics has now substantiated the long-standing suspicion that strong emotions can lead to an infarct or stroke. The biological causes remain unclear. According to the study, the risk increases if those affected already have cardiovascular problems or if they are particularly angry. Elizabeth Mostofsky of the prestigious Harvard School of Public Health, Massachusetts, said the risk of an acute cardiovascular problem in a single outburst is relatively low. „But with people who are often angry, the risk can increase“, so the scientist.
It is unclear why tantrums increase the danger
First and foremost, according to the study, this applies to people with other risk factors and those who have had an infarction or stroke as well as those who suffer from diabetes. According to statistics, out of every 10,000 people who have five tantra a day, 158 have an infarct. The authors calculated that of 10,000 people with certain cardiovascular risk factors who are still angry five times a day, 657 have a heart attack. However, according to the study, it is still unclear why tantrums increase the risk of an infarction or stroke. Researchers point out that previous research has shown that psychological stress speeds up the heartbeat and increases blood pressure. This could lead to blood clots or inflammation. Therefore, several US specialists recommended a global approach to „chronic mental stress“ to reduce.
To bring about emotionally positive lifestyles
Even Italian scientists had proven years ago that anger has a negative impact on health. For example, a ten-year long-term study by researchers at the Institute of Clinical Physiology in Pisa found that in heart attack patients, negative emotions such as aggression, depression, hostility and anger have a negative effect on the heart. Heart patients should therefore not rely on medication alone, but bring about an emotionally positive way of life. According to the study, the cardiac patients, who were often annoyed and stressed even after the infarction, had a much worse prognosis than those with a balanced and happy life. As the researchers also emphasized positive feelings could even improve the chances of recovery. According to the study, this includes compassion, imagination, security and spiritual interests. Some people who have a temper tantrum too many times can help with various relaxation techniques, such as progressive muscle relaxation or autogenic training. (Sb)
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