NHS Direct are launching new ‘life
education’ videos on their Sky Digital interactive service tackling
issues including anger management and sex education.
The service will be available to almost
nine million viewers and will be added to the existing 3000 pages of
information on 500 health topics available to viewers by pushing the red
Videos on anger management, talking to
children about sex, healthy eating, exercise, childbirth and pregnancy
will be shown as part of a series of videos looking at recovering from
‘the stresses and strains of life in the 21st century’.
You can get all the best bits of NHS
Direct straight from your TV if you have Freeview or Sky Digital.
To access the service on Freeview, simply
go to channel 108. If you can't access channel 108, you may need to
retune or rescan your digital box or television so it sees the new
channel. For more information about retuning, see the Freeview
To access the service on Sky Digital,
press the INTERACTIVE button on the remote control, and scroll down the
menu to NHS Direct Interactive and press the SELECT button.
When you are angry, your body releases
stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline.
pressure, body temperature and breathing increase. When your body has to
cope with a large amount of stress hormones due to angry outbursts, it
may respond by making you ill.
Some health conditions that are linked to uncontrolled or unresolved
high blood pressure,
skin conditions e.g. eczema,
digestive disorders e.g. irritable
bowel syndrome (IBS),
Unresolved anger can weaken your immune
system so that you are more likely to pick up colds, flu's and
infections. You will be less able to recover from operations, accidents
or major illnesses, if your immune
system is weak. Anger also lowers your pain
threshold so that you are more sensitive to pain.
Alternatively, angry and frustrated
feelings may be suppressed (hidden or buried) and this can lead to: