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Houston we gotta calm down for your heart's sake

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Not controlling your anger can do more damage to your heartthan first thought.  A new study fromHarvard finds health problems two after an outburst.   Researchers found a person’s risk for a heartattack jumped nearly five times and their risk of stroke shot up more thanthree times, in the two hours after an outburst.

Doctor Abraham Thomas with Houston Methodist Hospital sayswhen you have an anger outburst, your body responds by releasing chemicals thatincrease heart rate, blood pressure and vascular resistance.  These changes in flood flow may lead to clotsor trigger an inflammatory cascade that leads to heart problems.

One big factor is learning to manage your stress, recognizing when your body is reaching critical levels and an outbursts is coming.   Simple was to manage your stress include getting a proper nights sleep, exercise, listening to music or taking time to enjoy a hobby.



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