what do you do when...

United States
September 10, 2011 2:41pm CST
I have been told that stress can cause high blood pressure. what do you do when you are so angry you can feel your blood pressure go up? I know that stress and anger make blood pressure rise because I have been in the hospital and seen it from low blood pressure to high just because I was angry. when I calmed down my blood pressure went back to it's normal reading. When I get that angry it helps to vent and also petting my animals allways reduces my stress. walking is another way to handle anger. what kinds of things do you do?
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@QeeGood (1214)
• Sweden
11 Sep 11
When I'm angry I talk, I concentrate on my breathing and I can start doing work outs lifting weights. I can also take a walk. It's good to have a controlling manner over your anger. Aggression management and stress management are good skills to know.
@m4ndr4ke (219)
• Philippines
11 Sep 11
The doctor prescribed me beta-blockers for hypertension. You should consult your your doctor if you always have elevated blood pressure. Hypertension causes stroke and heart failure.
• Philippines
11 Sep 11
Raising a pet is a good idea to reduce stress. But the thing is you need to have a good anger management. You have to think more about your health than your anger. Just relax and do other things that would release your anger. You have to do your best in controlling it or else you'll be in at risk.
• China
11 Sep 11
I really know that stress can cause some health problem, but sometimes you just can't keep it in. So, for me ,when it happens I will see some comedy movies to make me laugh generally.Or maybe talking to your best friend about your stress is also helpful cuz I often do it .
• Philippines
11 Sep 11
Best way to stop anger is be calm and regulate your breathing. Anger and stress are a product of the surge of emotions. If you can control that emotion, you can control your temper. To be able to control your emotions you must use your brain. The brain needs a fresh supply of oxygen to work out well and to think with reason. Once you are already calm and the oxygen supply to your brain is stable, you can think clearly and analyze situations better, hence, the reasoning part will dominate the emotional part of the brain. With this, you can control anger from coming out and instead, it will make you try to solve the problem in a reasonable and logical way. Just don't let your emotions get the best of you and you will see that you will be able to think clearly and judge the situation and eventually act accordingly to it.
@Amanda81587 (3046)
• United States
11 Sep 11
When I get so stressed out I could shout I get my headphones and turn on my iPod. I have to sometimes go sit in my car and get away from everything for a little bit. I have a lot of stress in my life and I am an emotional eater so I have to get far from the kitchen and chocolate junk food as possible and try to find some other outcome. I use to get on my elliptical and exercise but I am finding it difficult to get back into that routine again.
• Southend-On-Sea, England
10 Sep 11
If possible, I'll remove myself from the source of the stress, but that can't always be done. Whenever I can get away, like go home, I'll just put some very comfortable clothes on and listen to some very relaxing music. I might just sit and daydream, visualising my stressful feelings put into a bag or a bucket or something, then locked up behind a thick door. Safely behind that door, those stressful thoughts/feelings then don't invade my relaxation period. Stroking animals is good too, so long as it doesn't transfer the stressful feelings onto the animal. Yes walking is another good offloader - I also find humour good too. Another thing I'll do is log into YouTube and watch some old clips from Brit-coms.
@ladygator (3469)
• United States
10 Sep 11
When I am angry going outside and just breathing in the air and looking at nature is very helpful in lowering my anger. Swimming is always what I want to do, but that is not as accessible. I also might write some poetry, read some poetry or paint. One of those usually helps, but if not I go to bed! Haha
@Chevee (5915)
• United States
10 Sep 11
Hi ladybug565, I have no special way of handling my anger or stress. I do try to talk myself into calming down. I suffer with high blood pressure too and I am on medication. It is easy for me to tell others to calm down than it is for me to do it. I am working on that. Lately I haven't had no reason to become angy or stress and I thank God for that.
@WakeUpKitty (8711)
• Netherlands
10 Sep 11
Not only stress and anger is bad for your health. Also to keep it in, ignoring it, stay friendly, understanding under every circumstances, learn to live with it, etc are. It all will cost you a lot of energy and damage your health. Except yourself including the anger and stress. A bit stress is not bad for the health at all btw. Allow yourself to be angry or sad or confused. If possible show it too. That is the only remedy to get rid of it and stay healthy. Express your feelings (say why you feel that way) if it's not possible start boxing and pretend as if the boxingball is that person, object. Calm down, de stress, yoga, etc is only possible if you let the anger out first.
@ElicBxn (60007)
• United States
10 Sep 11
I throw things generally when I'm angry - mostly at the ground, when I'm stressed I'll normally go to sleep
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
10 Sep 11
i think i must to search the root of my anger and i try to solve it as soon as possible..yes, if iam angry, i feel that cause my blood presure become higher and higher