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March 12, 2018

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Emotions are directly related to our lives which effects us mentally as well as physically. Following are some ways how your emotions can affect your body:

1. Love
When you’re in love you may feel a racing heartbeat sweatier hands which is caused by stimulation of adrenaline and norepinephrine. Similarly, oxytocin, the “love hormone,” makes you feel happy, confident, and removes your pain as the “painkiller” areas of the brain are being activated, and your heart becomes healthier. 

2. Anger and anxiety
Feeling of anger can lead you have some bad feelings including headache, insomnia digestion & skin problems, a heart attack, and even a stroke. Anger can also worsen the situation in case of tension like strengthening the symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder. So don’t let anger heavy on your mind.

3. Depression
Depression, a brain disorder can lead to emotional anguish. Your depression can put you at a risk of various diseases, weaken your immune system and can cause insomnia. A depressed person is also at risk of heart attack and memory troubles or decision making.

4. Fear
In the situation of being frightened our automatic nervous system gets activated resultantly our blood vessels cause the blood flow move from our face to our muscles and body to get us ready to flight or fight. 

5. Disgust
Feeling of disgust is one of the most difficult emotions to control. Disgust slows down your heartbeat. You can feel problem in your stomach or nausea. The reason behind is the antipathy produced by disgust has a lot of the same physiological elements that make up the digestive system. To prevent it take a deep breath and realize that these are just your emotions, try to control your thoughts and do the opposite of what you’re feeling.

6. Shame
Unhealthy shame also called toxic shame is more dangerous usually comes from past and becomes a person’s part and sort of stress as well. This can cause overproduction of cortisol which can result in increased heart rate and constricted arteries.

To overcome shame, be confident and avoid comparing yourself to others.

7. Pride and contempt
Your negative thoughts like no one is better than you can make you stressed which leads to heartburn; stomachache, high blood pressure etc. Hence try these tips if you can’t say sorry: stop being a perfectionist, learn from your mistakes, be more empathetic, and try to understand others’ feelings. 

8. Jealousy
Unhealthy jealousy can destroy hearts, relationships, and families. The stress of jealousy speeds up the heart rate and raises the blood pressure. Symptoms like poor appetite, significant weight loss or gain, insomnia, stomach problems, and so on can also occur.

So avoid this by believing your partner and not comparing yourself to others.

9. Happiness
Aristotle said, “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” Happiness is an essential element to have a good health. It makes your heart healthier, empowers immune systems and overall causes us live longer. It also helps us overcoming stress. So enjoy your life and try to be happy every time, take proper diet and proper rest. 

10. Spontaneous emotion in Cornelia de Lange syndrome and Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome
Existing literature tells about the differences in face-scanning in people with CdLS and RTS, 2 genetically defined disorders with unique profiles of social behavior. People’s eye gazes were examined to the eye and mouth regions of neutrally and spontaneously expressive faces, and visual preferences for happy and disgusted facial expressions were compared to neutral faces. Results showed that the amount of time spent looking at the eye and mouth areas of faces was similar among 15 people with CdLS and 17 people with RTS. Also, both groups of participating people showed a similar pattern of spontaneous visual preference for emotions.

11. Anxiety and depression 
Anxiety and depression are dangerous for heart and for liver as well. According to research mental disorder can increase risk of cardiovascular disease which can cause liver disease, known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, which can progress to cirrhosis and liver failure. Hence anxiety and depression can even cause death.


Source: https://brightside.me/wonder-curiosities/10-emotions-that-have-a-huge-impact-on-your-body-451610/
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