What Happens To Our Body When We Are Angry?



Anger and frustration is not only harmful for your mental health, but  can also harm your overall health. Many people will get angry about little things which in the end will not provide any benefits for their health. So, what really happens to our body when we get angry? Here we want to show you what happens to parts of our body when we are angry.


We must know that when we are angry, not only will your blood pressure increase, but the flow of blood can be clotted.

According to a study from the Harvard School of Public Health, the risks of ischemic stroke caused blood flow clotting will increase three-fold, two hours after we get angry. This is the same with hemorrhagic stroke caused by blood vessel leakage.


Losing control of emotions makes you 8.5 times more at risk of a heart attack two hours after your anger outburst, this is according to a study published in the European Heart Journal.

Another study from the University of California at Berkeley states that those who face conflicts with anger are more at risk of high blood pressure, chest pain, and other cardiovascular problems.


National Eczema Association states that redness of the skin that often appears when someone is angry can cause atopic dermatitis problems recur.


Passive emotion of anger or retained ones can cause pain in the back of the body. A study in the Emotions journal mentioned that turn away or avoiding an issue but still holding anger inside increases the risk of back pain, stiff muscles, and sore throat.


According to Harvard University, people who have anger management issues have a risk of experiencing a reduction in lung function.

Experts believe that anger can cause airway to not flow smooth that the lung function are impaired.