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Anger

Anger is defined as an intense emotional response that occurs when ones basic boundaries are violated (Anger, n.d.) How often have you heard the saying not “to keep any anger in for the sake of your health? Yet, according to a study in the University of North Carolina in 2000, 13,000 students were given questionaries’ in which they rated their tendency to get angry. Years later, a follow up study showed that there (wrong there/their) blood pressure was normal. Yet, those who frequently lost their temper were three times more likely to have heart attacks than others. For this reason, I believe people should not vent out in anger because it can affect your health, create separation, and hinder one’s ability to find a better way to handle the situation at hand. (Perfect topic sentence!)
Anger can affect your health in numerous ways. The constant flood of stress chemicals and metabolic changes associated with unmanaged anger can harm different areas of the body (Anger- how it affects people, n.d.). According to Jerry Kiffer a heart researcher at the Cleveland Clinic Psychological Testing Center quotes, “Stress response mobilizes for emergency, but when it becomes repetitive it causes wear and tear on the heart and cardiovascular system. Furthermore, frequent anger may speed up atherosclerosis – a fatty plaque that builds up in the arteries. How is it better to let out anger all the time? As it has been noted by professors and research sites anger can play a humongous roles in your health. So next time you want to blow your horns, think about the consequences in years to come. I hope with this mind you will be able to handle anger better.

Furthermore, anger can create separation (Brenner, n.d.). Anger can push people away, scare them, and make them fight back. Relationships where anger is continuously present will not survive simply because there is no room…...

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