How Stress is harming your heart?

Today’s world is the stress’ world. Be it the deadlines in the job, the promotion that didn’t go through or the impending divorce or the family pressure or some other kind of trouble- these days stress can be found in all walks of life.
Little stress is good. The fight and flight mechanism little stress generates helps us in many downhill situations. But an excess of it can be very harmful. Long-term stress can lead to several cardiovascular diseases and harm your heart. The experts at Capitol Hospital will talk about it in brief so as to understand it better. The chronic stress which goes unregulated can affect your health. It may result in

– High Blood pressure

Stress can lead to an increase or decrease in blood pressure. This often irregular change which occurs in the blood pressure can make you vulnerable and at risk of long-term blood pressure. Drinking alcohol, sleeping irregularly and not getting sound sleep regularly can spike high blood pressure. These irregular and unmanaged spikes can lead to a permanent fixture of blood pressure, which may eventually lead to other complications.

Heart Beat irregularities

Stress may lead to irregular heartbeats, increase in heart rate or skipping of few heartbeats. The stress can lead to heart arrhythmia. It is very common these days. But this arrhythmia may be benign or affect your heart. It is best to get a full checkup done from a doctor when you experience such symptoms

Arteries damage and clogging

Anxiety and chronic stress can damage your arteries. People, who get stressed often, have a strong possibility of getting atherosclerosis.
Atherosclerosis is the building up of fats, cholesterol and other such substances on the artery walls. This can lead to obstruction of blood flow. Inflammation can also occur, which further arises many complications.

And when the substances clogging the arteries break loose from the walls of the artery, they may cause more extreme blockages somewhere else in the body which can lead to a stroke or heart attack.


Amygdala is a set of neurons located in the brain’s medial temporal lobe. Amygdala is accountable for informing the bone marrow to produce white blood cells when you are in stressful situations.

Scientists have found a link that people who have more activity in the amygdala are more probable to get a cardiovascular disease.

This overproduction of white blood cells can lead to blockage and clogging of arteries which can lead to heart attack.

Do get help either from your doctor, or your family and friends when you are in stressful situations.

-PTC News