Stress, anxiety and cardiovascular diseases

It is very common to hear the following expression when we are tense, nervous and anxious in a stressful situation: Be careful, you can have a heart attack. And, apparently, we are faced with an expression that, far from being erroneous, is even as real as life itself.

This is shown more and more studies, which relate stress Y anxiety with diseases very present to this day, such as the high cholesterol, hypertension or diabetes.

It is often said that optimistic people who tend to live the way with joy live many more years than those who are more negative, and above all, live day to day stressed and anxious.

Not in vain, there is a growing number of doctors and psychologists who argue that we should live a much more optimistic, but above all, relaxed life.

For this, it is convenient to take our lives in another way, avoiding worrying about things that really do not matter, and always trying to solve problems by dealing with them, and not worrying too much.

Regarding your own cardiovascular diseasesAt present, there are many scientific studies that show that stressed or anxious people are more likely to suffer heart attacks, hypertension or even cancer.

For this reason, remember that it is better to live life every day with a little more joy, enjoying each day and, above all, smiling a little more.

In the case of one's own arterial hypertension, there is no doubt that we are facing a health problem that increasingly affects a greater number of people, mainly because it is a disease that is commonly associated with problems such as overweight, obesity or diabetes.

While it is true that there are several symptoms of hypertension, and there are several causes that can be found in a large number of patients, there is a cause not so well known that can cause blood pressure to rise.

Obviously, we are talking about the stress, an upheaval to date equally common, and that in fact for years is "seen" as a totally normal problem, when in reality it is not like that. We delve a little more about it.

Although many people do not know about this direct cause, there are more and more studies that confirm that stress causes hypertension.

This is because stress leads to an excess in the production of catecholamines (similar to adrenaline), causing an increase in heart rate.

This means that there is an increase in the levels of both fats and sugars, with the clearly negative consequences that this entails.

In fact it is known that continuous stress situations (known as chronic stress), can lead to the appearance of arrhythmias, something that together with high blood pressure, is something much more dangerous, and can also cause a heart attack.

How to prevent stress from causing hypertension

In this sense, one of the basic recommendations that must be given, is to opt for a quiet and relaxed lifestyle, adopting healthy lifestyle habits.

Remember that it is not normal to feel stress daily, as this is due to a personal situation of uncertainty that generates insecurity and fear. Sometimes resting at the right and necessary time is much better than continuing to run from one side to the other. This article is published for informational purposes only. It can not and should not replace the consultation with a Psychologist. We advise you to consult your trusted Psychologist. ThemesAnxiety Stress

The Relationship Between Stress and Cardiovascular Disease (September 2019)