The Impact of Stress on Heart Health: Understanding the Risks and Symptoms – A Comprehensive Guide

2024-04-24 12:41:58

Carlos Tevez Continue admitted to hospital since Tuesday in a private sanatorium in San Isidro due to a severe chest pain. In the latest statement published by Independent at 7:57 this Wednesday it was detailed that DT He spent the night at the health center with his wife. As reported, That would be a “stress problem”.

He emphasize It is unfortunately one of the most feared companions in modern society. The anxiety It affects mental health, but it also manifests itself physically in some changes it causes in the body, especially in heart.

Pablo Lamelas (MN 129.220), interventional cardiologist at the Cardiovascular Institute of Buenos Aires and professor of clinical epidemiology, University of McMaster Canada, explained that stress is a recognized opposite factor of the cardiovascular system.

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One way or another, the body is trying to send us “distress” signals to warn that something is wrong with us, that something is not right. In this way will emphasize can affect our ability to fall asleep, cause us to have a increased irritability or to present a lack of hunger or, on the contrary, lead to an intense appetite.

But in addition it generates changes in eyes, in the mouth, on the skin and even inside the heart. It is important to identify these symptoms to reverse them and at the same time, combat stress to stop the harmful process in the body.

The reality is that in the country cardiology consultations due to heart palpitations due to emphasize, fatigue, fear, uncertainty, anxiety, anxiety and loneliness, among many other factors. Now, Can stress really damage the heart? The answer is Yes.

Chronic stress can cause increased blood pressure and heart rate and can trigger arrhythmias. (Photo: Adobe Stock)

“Stress can cause heart damage and to arteries of the body through several mechanisms. On the one hand, it is chronic stress -caused by many factors such as excessive work, family and relationship problems, etc.- which generate an increase in blood pressure and pulse and what can trigger it arrhythmias which is harmful to cardiovascular health. He increased blood pressure persistent over time can cause heart attack o one cerebrovascular accident (CVA)”warned the cardiologist.

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On the other side, Slats maintained it he acute or sudden stress It can also cause serious cardiovascular problems such as heart attacks. “The reasons why acute stress can cause a serious cardiovascular problem or sudden death They can be several: the most common is that patients have forms of subclinical coronary disease or undiagnosedwhere the wall of the artery has cholesterol and what stress does is increase pulseblood pressure and generates a crack in the cholesterol plaque that forms a coagulate in the artery that blocks the flow of the coronary artery, meaning it causes a heart attack, he said.

What is known about Carlos Tevez’s health after his worrying hospitalization due to severe chest pains (Photo: Fotobaires).

In general, he added patients suffering from heart attack survive long enough to reach a medical ward, although a group of patients may suffer from one sudden death related to a heart attack without even having the opportunity to be treated. In patients with coronary heart diseaseknown or unknown, a sudden adrenaline rush Stress-induced can cause a heart attack.

The consequences of acute stress

In that sense, the specialist said: “Beyond coronary obstructions, it is acute stress can also cause coronary vasospasmwhich is when the arteries in the heart temporarily reduce in caliber, due to sudden adrenaline rush and then they regain their normal caliber and flow to the heart. But during the spasm there is also a risk of sudden death”.

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He acute stresswarned Lamelas, can also cause direct damage to the heart muscle without conveying through the coronary arteries, what is called stress cardiomyopathy o Fear-Taste. It tends to happen more in women which is in premenopause, because they suffer from a sudden drop in heart function with chest pain, simulating a coronary heart attack, even if they have no history of heart disease. These patients usually do well after being hospitalized for a few days.

Finally, Lamelas concluded: “For all of the above, the emphasize It is a proven and dangerous enemy of the cardiovascular system and can cause chronic and acute damage. He chronic stress must be processed by physical activity, healthy diet, relaxing activities and with therapies that work on the causes of stress.”

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