All iLive content is medically reviewed or fact checked to ensure as much factual accuracy as possible.

We have strict sourcing guidelines and only link to reputable media sites, academic research institutions and, whenever possible, medically peer reviewed studies. Note that the numbers in parentheses ([1], [2], etc.) are clickable links to these studies.

If you feel that any of our content is inaccurate, out-of-date, or otherwise questionable, please select it and press Ctrl + Enter.

Restraining anger? Prepare to treat your back

, medical expert
Last reviewed: 20.05.2018

A team of specialists from the US State Research University (USA) and the private research American University (Illinois) found that a person's reaction to a quarrel will help determine what diseases can develop in 15-20 years, and, according to scientists, the probability of such a " predictions "is quite high.

Experts point out that emotional people, who give vent to their feelings and anger, may suffer from heart problems and high blood pressure in the future, and people who restrain themselves suppress negative emotions - from back problems.

Such conclusions were made by experts as a result of an experiment in which 156 normal families took part. For 20 years, scientists have been monitoring the health of their husbands and wives, and all participants in the study have periodically responded to questions from experts about their lives. The age of the test subjects at the time of the experiment was taken into account (some participants at the time of the end of the study were more than 90 years old), sports training, the level of education, the presence of bad habits.

Every 5 years, participants had to speak with each other in the presence of experts on topics for which each of the spouses had their own point of view, different from its second half - thus scientists provoked a quarrel between the spouses. As a result of such semi-artificial conflict between husband and wife, scientists followed the expression of the emotions of the subjects (facial expression, loudness of voice, tone) and revealed 2 types of behavior during a family quarrel.

 For the first type of behavior was characterized by a conversation on high tones, anger (tightening the lips, cutting the eyebrows), for the second type - "clamping", suppression of emotions, eye removal.

Further observations of the health of the subjects showed that people with predominantly the first type of behavior began to develop hypertension, heart diseases, with the second type, with back and muscle diseases developing more often.

According to experts, this study is extremely useful, because knowing certain "markers" that indicate possible health problems in the future, a number of diseases can be prevented.

Another interesting study showed that the child's psychological health depends on the number of parental embraces and kisses. Such a discovery was made at the Michigan State University and experts are sure that the more parents kiss and hug their child, the better is his mental and physiological health. The results were obtained during the experiment, in which children and adolescents from 10 to 17 years took part. Each participant had to keep a special diary, in which he noted the state of health and relations of the parents, both with each other and with him.

As a result, it was found that families where parents are benevolent show caress, children are less prone to illness, and in case of illness, the process of recovery is easier and faster, and the restraint of parents (both among themselves and towards the child) psycho-emotional background and did not improve the child's physical health. Based on the results, scientists recommend, even after a quarrel, to show the child that the parents love him, and each other, without feeling embarrassed by the feelings.

trusted-source[1], [2], [3]

The iLive portal does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
The information published on the portal is for reference only and should not be used without consulting a specialist.
Carefully read the rules and policies of the site. You can also contact us!

Copyright © 2011 - 2020 iLive. All rights reserved.