Does Getting Angry Cause Paralysis?

Does Getting Angry Cause Paralysis?
Does Getting Angry Cause Paralysis?

One in 11 strokes occurs within an hour of having a strong reaction with anger or sadness to something like tragic news. The risk is greater in patients with no history of depression and low education levels. Cardiology Specialist Prof. Dr. Zekeriya Nurkalem gave information about the details of the research published in the European Heart Journal.

32 thousand 13 cases of paralysis from 462 countries were examined

“Stroke is one of the leading causes of disability and death worldwide. While most studies to date have focused on identifying medium and long-term risk factors such as obesity, a sedentary lifestyle, hypertension or smoking, this study, which analyzed 32 stroke cases from 13 countries, chose to examine acute factors that can predict the likelihood of stroke and even trigger its occurrence.

Researchers mainly focused on cases of ischemic stroke, the most common type of stroke. Ischemic stroke occurs when a blood clot blocks or narrows the blood vessels that supply blood to the brain. The researchers also examined some cases of stroke caused by cerebral hemorrhage, a less common type of stroke but quite severe.


In the study in which two different triggers were examined; found that anger or emotional upheaval increased the risk of stroke by 30 percent in the following hour, and a higher risk was found for patients with a lower education level who did not have a history of depression.

Current research sheds light on the profound impact our mental state has on physical health and medical outcomes. Most people experience situations of anger or frustration from time to time. Research like this reminds us that it's very important to prioritize our mental health and our efforts to stay calm."

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