When anger is an emotional constant, it can become a default setting when it comes to how people deal with emotionally-charged situations or anxieties. This can correspond to anger as a personality trait rather than an occasional feeling. And since anger is often accompanied by everything from nagging irritation to hostility and aggression, it can have far-reaching effects on relationships, daily life, and mental health.
Frequent feelings of anger can also impact the body in a multitude of ways. While experiencing anger, heart rate, temperature, and blood pressure all increase. There is also an increased chance of myocardial ischemia, an oxygen deficit in the cardiac muscles that pump the heart. This can lead to clogged arteries, heart attacks, and other health problems related to cardiovascular disease.