Can troublesome marital life break your heart? Or does married life mend the broken hearts? Researchers know and have proven that heart health and harmonious relations have a direct link. Scientists know that married persons live longer and enjoy good health than singles. The reasons do not get hidden, married couple keep a track of health and get the medical help faster when unwell, bring the spouse to the physician.
Michigan University studied 13oo couples for six years and found that stressful relations of spouses worsen the effects on the heart health. Their conclusions prove that wife remaining under the stressful condition raised the husband’s blood pressure(BP). If husband and wife believed that they had bitter relations, that increased the husband’s BP. The effect on the women was different. Worsened relations had resulted in raising their BP. If the husband remained in stress, the wife’s BP got lower.
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What was the reason for such a reverse situation? The researchers said that husbands relied on the wives for support. If the wives were in stressful situations, they were unable to help the husband. The findings point out that the wives had a wider scope of getting help. If the husband is unable to support in the stressful conditions, the wife had other sources of help.
The researchers had also observed over such couples who at different times had both sweet or bitter relation; they were somewhere in the middle. In a study of Brigham University, they found that couples who had more of negative relationship and less of harmonious relation had a higher BP when compared with those who were satisfied in their correlation. The strength they got from remaining happy had dispelled the discord if any.
Another study ascertained quarrelsome wives and husbands had thickened their carotid arteries. A new study disclosed that married person could go through heart attacks more easily than the singles. Pennsylvania University researchers found the married women could recuperate earlier than divorced, widows or single women.
Divorced women had the possibility of having heart attacks by 200% more than the happily married women.
Body Weight due to Marriage: The marriage changes many habits of people. The researchers found that after marrying people become healthier and drink far less. The Body mass index of ten thousand people was considered to be more in married individuals in research in 2015. The married persons had the weight 2 kg excess than the singles. The only singles were found to be more active than married as they took part in sports. The married people social life was limited to the house.
The couples using bitter words against each other had the danger of having 8.5% more of heart attacks.