Anger is one of the strongest human emotions. It is also one of the deadliest. Juxtaposed with all other emotions, anger is one that, if continued, almost never produces any good. As humans, we are independent of one another; hence, we are in control of what we feel but not how people make us feel. Inanimate objects, past events, family members, or colleagues should not be given the power to control us at any point in time.
Psychologically, anger can drag one to depression. Mentally, it leaves you in a state of disarray and health wise it causes a number of really risky illnesses. Not forgetting the danger that follows from irrational behaviours borne out of anger issues like assault and other violent acts. It could cause you to take actions you would live to regret. Rather than hold grudges or throw darts of anger, there are so many safer ways to communicate your displeasure.
Where Anger has become a habit it is important to seek out ways to put an end to it before it costs you your friends, loved ones, or even your life. Here are a few dangers of having anger issues both in terms of your health and in terms of your association with people.
Health Dangers of Anger issues
First, with Anger comes a risk of High blood pressure. High Blood pressure, which is also known as Hypertension, occurs when the pressure or force of blood that pushes against the walls of the arteries is too high. The normal range of blood pressure is a systolic pressure below 120 mmHg and a diastolic pressure below 80 mmHg; that is, 120/80mmHg. Anything above this is high and anything below this is low- especially for adults.
When you are angry, your heart rate speeds up. Not in the good way like when you exercise, but the burst of energy from anger causes your blood vessels to tighten and your blood pressure soars. So if you are already hypertensive, anger is something you should completely steer clear of. Dangers range from further aggravating the issue or running the risk of instant death. It is that serious.
Next, anger issues can place you on the risk of having an heart attack or more. Heart attacks happens when the heart cannot get oxygen or there is a blocked blood flow at a given time. Sometimes, it results in the death of part of a heart muscle. This can also lead to death. It follows the same procedure for hypertension and for adults who already run the risk of heart attack, getting angry will not just shake your surroundings but can also take your entire life off your feet.