Anger and Depression Lowers Immunity, Promotes Inflammation


Did you know that when you're angry or depressed, your immune system is also failing you. With lower immunity arises health concerns such as sluggish wound healing and delayed recovery from infection.


Both anger and drepression is linked to high levels of cytokines which promotes inflammamation. Chronic inflammation is linked to the development of many diseases like cardiovascular disease, colitis, and inflammatory bowel disorder.

High levels of cytokines helps explain why those with anger or depression experience social withdrawal, loss of appetite, and sluggishness.

Anger and Depression Lowers Immunity, Promotes Inflammation
Anger and Depression Lowers Immunity, Promotes Inflammation

@healthbiztips by Arlene Gentallan

Anger and depression are two different emotion but they share several bad things in common that have tremendous impact to the well-being of an individual.

Being angry or depressed makes you vulnerable to diseases because the levels of antibody in your body flunks. If that's not scary enough, imagine this. Did you know that up to 2 hours following an anger outburst, you double your risk of having a sudden heart attack and triple your risk of having a stroke.

Negative emotion have a huge impact in one's mental and physical health. A topic that shouldn't be taken lightly.


Stress

Stress plays a huge role in bringing about these negative emotions of anger and extreme sadness. In today's hectic society, it's virtually impossible to avoid stress, but there are ways to combat them.

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