The Wellness Studio - October 2019

CHRONIC ANGER, YOUR HEART, AND YOUR HEALTH How This Emotion Is Doing You Harm

Anger is a common emotion. It’s natural, and it’s a part of how you respond to certain circumstances in your environment. It’s how you express extreme displeasure. However, new research suggests chronic anger can be detrimental to your health. Essentially, it comes down to this: If you are stressed, tense, easily irritable, angry, and “snippy” all the time, you may be doing serious harm to your well-being. Studies have already shown a link between anger and the heart. People who showed signs of feeling anger on a regular basis experienced higher rates of heart disease. The first studies on the impact of anger came out in the 1950s and have since been confirmed: Chronic anger physically harms the heart. Why? When you get angry or upset, your brain triggers the release of specific hormones, including cortisol and norepinephrine. These hormones are responsible for triggering the “fight or flight” response. When these hormones enter the bloodstream, your heart rate increases and arteries constrict. This helps to more effectively pump blood to the arms and legs for a fight or a flight.

hormones course through the body more frequently, stressing the arteries and internal organs. As a person ages, this stress can become more damaging.

One study that appeared in the Psychology and Aging Journal looked into this phenomenon. Researchers found that there is a link between frequently experiencing anger and increased inflammation and chronic illness for people ages 80 and older. This equated to more instances of heart disease and dementia. The study also looked at other emotions, including sadness, which has also been linked to heart disease and other inflammatory diseases. Through a number of tests involving 200 participants ages 59–93, the researchers concluded anger was far more detrimental to a person’s health than sadness. Ultimately, if you regularly experience rage and frustration, properly dealing with your anger is one of the best things you can do for your health. Every person’s situation is different, and it comes down to getting to the bottom of what makes you angry so you can work through it, whether you work through it alone or with a mental health professional. Take the steps to prioritize your mental and physical health, and your efforts will pay off tenfold in the long run. YOUR BEST FACE FORWARD How PRP Facials Can Rejuvenate Your Skin If you are getting a PRP injection, Denise will then inject the newly-activated serum into areas in desperate need of collagen and repair. This can include areas with crow’s feet, the nasal folds, the eyebrows, and the neck. Experiences may vary based on age, nutrition, and a person’s own PRP, but most patients will see changes within 30–60 days of treatment. ( Note: Denise has yet to meet a person who was disappointed with their results!) To cast a wider net for the influence of PRP, microneedling facials can offer rejuvenation for your entire face. While Denise continually applies the PRP serum onto the skin, you will undergo a microneedling process in three passes. This is a version of microdermabrasion that uses a pen with thousands of tiny needles to poke through your skin. The holes will stay open for two-to-three days, during which topical treatments, creams, and regimens may be more effective. The Wellness Studio uses numbing agents to prevent any pain or discomfort in this relatively painless process. Combining PRP with microneedling only enhances the strength of your PRP, but PRP injections are also a great tool. Don’t let your body feel the weight of life and stress. Schedule your appointment today! Learn more about The Wellness Studio’s facials by calling 562-980-0555. minimal blood draw. This blood is then placed in a centrifuge, where it is made platelet rich and the red blood cells are removed.

The problem is that when a person is constantly angry or upset, these

Your body is nothing short of miraculous. Your kidneys filter out the gunk that gums up your system, sweat keeps you cool, and your immune system protects you from deadly diseases around the clock. But just like anything else, sometimes your body needs a boost. The signs of aging and stress can show in the form of wrinkles, blemishes, and strains in one of the most obvious of places: your face.

Thankfully, your body has a solution for that, too — your face just needs a little help getting to it.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments utilize the naturally- occurring rejuvenation and revitalization techniques of the

platelets in your blood to stimulate healthier, younger-looking skin. The Wellness Studio’s in-house expert, Denise Dial, begins PRP treatments with a

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