Eruption of anger stems from several underlying reasons. Specific forms in which anger is vented can be attributed to specific root causes for that underlying anger. For women over the age of 65, it is important to understand not only the root cause of anger but how the expression of that anger may adversely affect health and cortisol release.
Studies have shown that one type of expression of anger is related to an elderly woman’s incompetent adaptability to modifications of natural cortisol release. This residual expression of anger is also observed in elderly women who experience defective adaptation to the changes in their regular immune functions. For women in general, who are on their road to recovery from any type of surgery are also likely to face prolonged setbacks in adapting to the modifications introduced by such a surgery. This can trigger a rise in pent up anger due to the release of cortisol in post-surgical recovery.
Both small and intermittent spurts of anger, as well as acute expressions of anger, can cause an elderly woman’s wound recovery process to linger for a long period of time. The same is applicable for stress too – it can lead to delay in recovery. A person undergoing consistent ups and downs in stress levels, as well as experiencing consistently extreme levels of stress, will demonstrate similar traits of a delayed wound healing process especially in the older population.
Psychological tendencies other than anger and stress that delay the recovery of a wound are anxiety, depression and hostility. Therefore, it is important for elderly women to manage their anger, stress, anxiety, depression or hostility as this will encourage a more repair process of any given injury.
Every elderly woman is capable of three types of anger-related health complications: ‘anger in’, ‘anger out’ and ‘anger control’. ‘Anger in’ corresponds to a person’s tendency to curb an outward expression of fury and absorb the entire impact of the stress within. ‘Anger out’ involves an elderly woman’s ability to allow herself a full blown expression of fury to release all the anger from within. ‘Anger control’ is the tendency of a person to simply not implode or explode, but instead just attempt to hold up and seek a means to dissipate the energy along a more constructive channel.
If you are caring for an aging parent, it is important to make attempts to reverse the delays in wound recovery caused by the existence of anger, stress, anxiety, depression or hostility in any form. The goal is to relax the mind as this will keep the inner self at peace and, ultimately, will control cortisol levels which, in turn may prevent further rage. With contentment there is no place for feelings of anger, stress, anxiety, depression or hostility. Assisting your aging parent in attaining a relaxed, peaceful and content mind offers a resolution to overall health. Having eliminated these impediments, the wound repair procedure can be accelerated, thereby ensuring a speedy recovery.