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Stress releases hormones that can detonate the heart

Stress releases hormones that can detonate the heart

Stress is an enemy of the heart. Emotional tensions cause cardiovascular disease in the mountains. It has been scientifically proven that the high release of hormones in stressful situations disturbs the body, causing reactions ranging from increasing blood pressure to a fulminating heart attack.

Daily worries about personal problems, overwork, insecurity, frustration, pressure, among other symptoms of stress, trigger reactions that interfere with the good functioning of the heart. The association of these factors with genetic predisposition to cardiovascular problems results in a kind of pump for the body.

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Discharge of hormones

Being under a state of tension stirs the brain's functioning . According to the cardiologist Maria Angela Plácido, those who live a stressful routine releases high levels of hormones that cause instability in the body. Adrenaline is one of them. "It works by increasing your heart rate and blood pressure, which can lead to a heart attack and even death," he explains. Cortisol, another hormone released during stressful situations, can cause deaths in people who already have cardiovascular disease, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. of 800 volunteers over 65 and with a history of heart problems. Over the course of three years, about 180 of these people who were being followed died. The amount of cortisol circulating in their bodies was greater than expected. This increase is related to cardiovascular complications. According to the numbers raised in the study, for people who do not suffer from cardiovascular disease the problems caused by cortisol are almost imperceptible, but for people who have a history of heart disease, increasing levels of this hormone raises the risk of death by up to five In another study in Sweden and published in the journal Diabetic Medicine, it has been found that men who experience high levels of stress can double the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, one in which the body is capable of producing insulin

How to Fight the Enemy of the Heart

Experts advise sufferers with heart problems to evade stressors to alleviate stress symptoms. Some habits, according to the cardiologist Maria Angela, can be incorporated into the routine to avoid fatal damages. Regular physical activities, balanced eating, and noise-free sleep are already a great help in fighting the enemy. In addition to them, of course, there are numerous ways to maintain heart health in perfect condition, such as keeping cholesterol levels stable, not smoking, not being overweight, among others.


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