Jakarta, TOPNews Indonesia —
Stress Severe and prolonged periods can increase the risk of a number of diseases, including high blood pressure or hypertension hypertension until hit stroke.
A study in the journal of the American Heart Association (AHA) states, when the stress hormone cortisol continues to increase, the risk of having a stroke, heart attack, and other heart disease is higher than those who do not experience stress.
Glenn Levine, Cardiologist and Baylor College of Medicine Professor of Medicine at Houston who represents the AHA, said the study showed a link between the mind and heart health.
“Stress, depression, frustration, anger, and a negative outlook on life not only make us unhappy, but also impact our health and longevity,” Levine said. TOPNews.
From the data published through the study, Levine revealed that negative psychological health such as stress is closely related to the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
This stress-related analysis is also seen through a urine test, by measuring the levels of stress hormones contained in it. The study also tested three hormones: norepinephrine, epinephrine, and dopamine.
These three hormones exist to regulate the autonomic nervous system and control involuntary body functions such as heart rate, blood pressure and breathing.
When experiencing stress, the hormone cortisol will increase and spur these three hormones to move more extreme.
Even though you can’t check levels of stress hormones through a urine test, according to Levine, everyone can still manage the stress that happens to him. Especially with frequent self-reflection.
Taking care of the heart and mind is highly recommended to improve health and prevent high blood pressure. According to him, this is also well balanced with positive thoughts and views during life.
“If you find yourself prone to frequent stress, frustration or anger, it can be helpful to reflect on what exactly is stressing us out,” says Levine.
Stress management expert Cynthia Ackrill says everyone has the right to change the stressful situation they are currently experiencing. By realizing early stress will not be a dangerous poison for the body.
“We must not neglect our ability to play a role in our well-being,” Ackrill said.