But this excitable and even aggressive nature not only harms our social relationships, but also negatively affects health, increasing the risk of developing heart muscle diseases.
According to a study conducted at Bayler University in Texas and published in the Psychology newspaper, which specializes in psychology, this bad mood has a serious impact on health.
The researchers relied on psychological data on 196 people who took part in the so-called “stress test” between two periods of seven full weeks.
The study monitored each participant’s blood pressure and heartbeat, and asked about their personality and how they behave and react in different situations.
The study involved placing participants in distressing situations, such as asking them to come to a speech, to deliver them in as little as 5 minutes, in order to respond to the allegations made against them, and to be aware that their work would be assessed, i.e. under pressure.
The results showed that stress is not only harmful in the short term, that is, its damage does not go away when we calm down and return to our mood, but rather it harms our health in the long term.
Alexandra Terra, a psychology researcher and academician involved in the study, explained that this overload leads to wear of the heart muscle over time.
However, the researcher highlighted the need for more detailed research into these psychological factors and their impact on heart health.
However, many health experts have previously emphasized the role of stress and tension in causing serious organic diseases, including the heart.
When a person is tense, the body secretes several hormones, which makes the heart beat faster and the blood vessels narrow.