Everyone gets angry, and sometimes letting people know you are angry is even beneficial because carrying around pent up emotions can make your blood pressure rise. If you are one of those people that frequently lose your temper, then the following list may make you rethink how you react.

An Angry Outburst Doubles your Risk of a Heart Attack

According to Doctor Chris Aiken of the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in the first two hours after you have an angry outburst your chances of suffering a cardiac event double. If you are prone to angry responses, then you increase the odds that you will experience a cardiac event.

You should engage in constructive anger to reduce heart risks. Address the situation that is causing your anger, and identify ways to rectify the situation, and tell the person that you are angry with what is bothering you.

Increased Risk of Stroke

If you thought the doubled risk of a heart attack after an angry outburst was scary wait until you hear this. In the first two hours following an angry outburst, you increase your risks of having a stroke caused by a blood clot to the brain by triple the normal risk.

If you happen to have an aneurysm you increase the chances that the aneurysm will rupture by as much as six times the normal risk.

To reduce the risks of an aneurysm or stroke due to anger you should try some deep breathing exercises before you respond to whatever is causing you to be angry. You can even try getting up and walking away from the situation until you have your emotions under control.

Anger Weakens the Immune System

People who are frequently mad are also frequently sick. A study by the Harvard University scientists concluded that for six hours after you have an angry outburst your immune system is compromised and you are more susceptible to catching a virus, and other contagious diseases.

Increases the Symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Generalized Anxiety Disorder is a condition which causes the individual to worry excessively, many people struggle with this condition and they cannot seem to handle their worry, or stop worrying. Being angry actually makes this condition more extreme.

Anger and Depression go hand in Hand

Passive anger happens when you think about something that bothered you, but you do nothing to resolve the problem. This type of anger is often associated with depression. The best advice for people who suffer from this type of anger is for them to get up and get busy. When you are busy you will not have as much time to think about what bothered you, and when you do bring it to mind again you may realize that whatever was making you angry was not that important.

Anger Decreases Lung Functions

When you are prone to angry outbursts you are also decreasing your lung capacity. This was proven by a study performed by a Harvard University research team who examined 670 men for their risks of respiratory problems.