Anger causes the release of stress hormones like cortisol, adrenaline and non-adrenaline. These hormones give your body bursts of energy so you can cope with negative situations accordingly. However, too much of these hormones or repeated exposure to these hormones can begin to negatively impact important parts of the body.
Here are some important symptoms that you might experience under stressful situations :
- Increased pressure inside your eyes.
- Vision issues like tunnel vision, sensitivity to light or blurry vision.
- More frequent headaches & migraines.
- Feeling of dry mouth.
- Increased heart rate, blood pressure, blood glucose level and bloody fatty acid level.
- Decreases thyroid function
- Increased likelihood of stroke and heart attack.
- Decreased blood flow in digestive system.
- Slow metabolism.
- Lowered bone density
- Increases incidence of cancer.
- Increase in number of virus infected cells.
- Decreased number of natural killer cells.
Even after the feelings of anger passes, its impact lingers in your body much longer. And the more often you get angry, the more these hormones can get to work in your body. That’s why it is important to recognise when you’re angry and take steps to calm this powerful emotion.