Monday, May 27, 2013

How Stress Affects Your Heart and Gut Health

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        'We're starting to connect emotions with cardiovascular risk markers
and the new research adds evidence of a link,' said Dr. Nieca Goldberg, a
cardiologist at NYU Langone Medical Center and an American Heart Association

    In one such study, which involved nearly 208,000 veterans aged 46 to 74,
35 percent of those diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
developed insulin resistance in two years, compared to only 19 percent of
those not diagnosed with PTSD.

    Insulin resistance can lead to type 2 diabetes and hardening of the
arteries. PTSD sufferers also had higher rates of metabolic syndrome — a
collection of risk factors that raise your risk of heart disease, such as
high body fat, cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar levels. More than
half (about 53 percent) of veterans with PTSD had several of these symptoms,
compared to 37 percent of those not suffering with PTSD. According to the
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        “The numbers are estimates and are not as important as the trend —
more heart risk with more stress, said one study leader, Dr. Ramin Ebrahimi,
a cardiologist at the Greater Los Angeles VA Medical Center and a professor
at UCLA. It shows that PTSD can cause physical symptoms, not just the mental
ones commonly associated with it.

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        'Twenty or 30 years ago PTSD was a term reserved for combat veterans.
We have come to realize now that PTSD is actually a much more common disorder
and it can happen in veterans who did not undergo combat but had a very
traumatic experience such as losing a friend,' he said. That goes for others
who suffer trauma such as being raped, robbed at gunpoint or in a serious
accident, he said. Nearly 8 million Americans have PTSD, the National
Institute of Mental Health estimates.”

Is It a Heart Attack, or 'Broken Heart Syndrome?'

    Extreme grief, regardless of the cause, can actually "break" your heart
according to previous research. In comparing how grief affects your heart
disease risk within a period of time, researchers found that losing a
significant person in your life raises your risk of having a heart attack the
next day by 21 times, and in the following week by 6 times.4 The risk of
heart attacks began to decline after about a month had passed, perhaps as
levels of stress hormones begin to level out.

    The study did not get into the causes of the abrupt increase in risk of
cardiovascular events like a heart attack, but it's likely related to the
flood of stress hormones your body is exposed to following extreme stress.

For instance, adrenaline increases your blood pressure and your heart rate,
and it's been suggested it may lead to narrowing of the arteries that supply
blood to your heart, or even bind directly to heart cells allowing large
amounts of calcium to enter and render the cells temporarily unable to
function properly.

    Interestingly, while your risk of heart attack increases following severe
stress, so does your risk of what's known as stress cardiomyopathy -- or
"broken heart syndrome" -- which is basically a "temporary" heart attack that
occurs due to stress. The symptoms of stress cardiomyopathy or broken heart
syndrome are very similar to those of a typical heart attack -- chest pain,
shortness of breath, low blood pressure and even congestive heart failure can
occur. There are some important differences, however.

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    In broken heart syndrome, the symptoms occur shortly after an extremely
stressful event, such as a death in the family, serious financial loss,
extreme anger, domestic abuse, a serious medical diagnosis, or a car accident
or other trauma.

    This stress and the subsequent release of stress hormones are thought to
"stun" or "shock" the heart, leading to sudden heart muscle weakness. This
condition can be life-threatening and requires immediate medical attention,
however it is often a temporary condition that leaves no permanent damage.5

In most cases a typical heart attack occurs due to blockages in the coronary
arteries that stop blood flow and cause heart cells to die, leading to
irreversible damage. But people with broken heart syndrome often have normal
arteries without significant blockages. The symptoms occur due to the
emotional stress, so when the stress begins to die down, the heart is able to


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