HOW ANGER AFFECTS YOUR BODY ?
Anger activates our amygdala, the part of our brain that’s involved with the experiencing of emotions — before you’re even aware of the anger itself.
This begins a chain reaction in our brain which leads to our adrenal glands secreting stress hormones like cortisol, adrenaline, and noradrenaline.
Cortisol is released in response to stress and low blood-glucose concentration. It functions to increase blood sugar, to suppress the immune system, and to aid in the metabolism of fat, protein, and carbohydrates.
Adrenaline increases blood flow to muscles, output of the heart, pupil dilation, and blood sugar.
Noradrenaline increases arousal and alertness, and focuses attention; it also increases restlessness and anxiety. In our body, it increases heart rate and blood pressure, triggers the release of glucose from energy stores, increases blood flow to skeletal muscle, and reduces blood flow to the gastrointestinal system.
Useful resource – TED Talks video: How stress affects your body – https://tinyurl.com/y69uhtsy