Anger, stress, dysregulation produces wear and tear on the lung

Lehrer, P.
October 2006
Thorax;Oct2006, Vol. 61 Issue 10, p833
Academic Journal
The article examines the association between decline in lung function in older people and the emotional characteristic of anger, as discussed in an article within the issue. One link between lung disease and anger may be through the physiological effects of chronic anger. Basic research on inflammatory cytokines suggested that anger may increase inflammation. Chronic anger and stress appears particularly related to the occurrence and severity of asthma.


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