Yes, stress can be one of the reasons that induce angina. A study has shown that mental stress can induce a heart attack and can also be an essential factor contributing to daily angina. Too much stress or anger can overproduce cortisol, which increases blood cholesterol, triglycerides, blood sugar and blood pressure. Cortisol is an essential hormone that regulates the body’s stress response by affecting almost every organ.
Excess strain and the resulting high blood pressure increases the work of the heart. As a result, this increases its requirement of oxygen and can precipitate a heart attack. Long term stress and high cortisol levels increase plaque in heart arteries. This narrows the arteries and increases the risk of heart attack and angina.
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