How does anger harm your body?
The physical effects of anger can be harmful to your body. When you are angry, your body initiates a 'fight or flight' response, which involves your adrenal glands flooding the body with stress-related hormones including adrenaline and cortisol. This leads to an increase in breathing, blood pressure and heart rate. Over time, the continuous flow of stress chemicals and pressure that is placed on your body can lead to short and long-term health problems. These can include headaches, anxiety, depression, insomnia, high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke.