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Body becomes numb and heavy breathing upon getting angry. Why is it happening?

i usually never get angry and i m good at keeping feelings to myself, but when i do get really angry to a point where i need to express it i tend to tear up, breathe heavily and squeeze my hands in a fist really tight to a point were my body starts to tingle or become numb. Why does this happen? A friend told me it could possibly be because i hold in my emotions to often.
Asked On : Thu, 17 Jan 2013
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Jun 2013
Hi there ~ Getting angry in itself may be manifested by tearing up, breathing heavily and sqeezing hands in a fist form as well as your body becoming tingly and numb. These are all somatic symptoms (or bodily symptoms) which are a response to your internal emotions (anger in your case). I would recommend that you practice relaxation and breathing exercises. Yoga and pranayama have also evidence base for relief of anger and related issues. Take care.
Answered: Fri, 18 Jan 2013
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