Emotions may have the grand ability to heal and to kill; and even prevent a medical emergency such as a stroke. Many people may have impeccable control over how to handle intense emotions during times of considerable amounts of stress. For those who do, chances are life may seem a bit more mellow in comparison to those who may not be quite sure how to deal with emotion while being under pressure. Presuming that emotions are the body’s release mechanism in response to certain stimuli, it may be perceived that when an individual does not know how to release emotions in a healthy manner, the surplus of suppressed emotions could eventually lead to fatal consequences for the human body in the long run. A stroke may be referred to as being one of those silent but deadly physical conditions in which the pre-symptoms are so subtle, one would hardly even notice when a stroke may be approaching. At any rate, if it is true that emotions may have a connection to the onset of a stroke, more knowledge concerning how to deal with one’s emotions may be vital in order to prevent strokes.
Since the heart is located in the center of the circulatory system universe within the body, great care must be taken as to not disturb the circulation flow by restraining emotions for too long of a period of time. Strokes have been speculated to be a result of a lack of oxygenated blood flow to the brain for an extended period of time. Whenever an individual holds in an emotional response to certain types of negative stimuli for too long, this stress may put more wear and tear on the body’s sympathetic nervous system. The sympathetic nervous system is the part of the body that regulates the functions of the heart and blood vessels, who in turn determine the rate of blood pressure. Blood pressure may be the determining factor as to how much oxygenated blood will be able to flow freely to the brain. Researches have speculated on the affects of suppressing emotions and how this effects the human body from conclusive results of studies conducted on individuals who were said to be under tremendous stress in life.
According to the data from the published study, it is postulated that a significant amount of stress may create changes in blood clotting. A blood clot that may be wandering through the circulatory could have the capability of becoming lodged anywhere, especially those vessels that lead to and from the heart and brain. Therefore, in order to prevent the risk of a stroke, it may be best to discover productive ways to release all negative emotions. One way may be to give attention to whatever can be eliminated out of the immediate environment, or in other words, what could be considered unnecessary. This could mean getting rid of extra expenses that no longer serve an immediate purpose, rearranging a daily routine schedule that coincides with the obligations for the day without having to rush through each one, and focusing more on relaxation techniques as an important part of stress management that may prevent strokes caused by excessive emotions.
Opinion by Stephanie Tapley