What does irritability have to do with heart disease?


People are often seen in the society who become irritable due to hunger or any reason and express extreme anger over trivial matters.

For such people, researchers say that people who are moody and always worried have a higher risk of heart health problems.

A research team led by Queen Mary University in the UK examined the heart scans of 36,309 people to find out the relationship between mental health and cardiovascular performance.

The results of the research concluded that symptoms such as anxiety and irritability are related to early signs of heart aging.

According to experts, people at risk for mental health problems may benefit from efforts to reduce future heart problems.

Traits called neuroticism (including unstable mood, excessive worry, anxiety, irritability, and sadness) were assessed using a personality-based questionnaire.

Research has shown a tendency for neuroticism personality traits to be associated with smaller and less efficient ventricles, severe myocardial fibrosis and severe arterial stiffness (stiffening of the arteries).

In a study published in the European Heart Journal, the team said the findings highlight the link between mental health and cardiovascular health and support strategies to improve mental health in the general population.




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