Holding excessive teams brings health problems


Public Health Specialist, who stated that excessive adherence can cause many health problems such as cough, cold, allergy, weight gain and high blood pressure due to stress. Lecturer. “Research shows that the probability of having a heart attack increases in important matches. Maybe the most plausible suggestion is that people with cardiovascular diseases do not go to the match,” said Enis Balkan member.

In a study conducted with Brazilian spectators during the 2014 World Cup, it was stated that fans who were overly attached to their teams experienced more stress while watching live matches.

According to the results of the research published in Stress and Health Magazine, it was noted that excessive advocacy can lead to many health problems. It was stated that cortisol, which is a stress hormone, can cause a suppressed immune system (cough, cold, allergy) weight gain and high blood pressure in time. In previous researches, it was among the results of the research that there was an increase in heart attacks among the fans on important match days.


Dr. Nişantaşı University, Department of Social Services, who said that the events around people or the activities they experience, sometimes participate in excitement, may affect their mood positively or negatively. Lecturer. “When we get excited or make us feel bad, our nervous system causes the secretion of hormones like adrenaline, noradrenaline and cortisol. In this context, it can create problems in the health of the fans watching sports.”

Giving an example from the fans in the football match. Balkan, “When the team does not perform the desired performance, it gets angry and angry. This causes the release of the hormones we have defined above. The effect of these hormones accelerates, the number of heart beats increases, the blood pressure rises, the muscles tighten, changes in the digestive system, pain in the stomach begins, With this effect, the immune system is suppressed and becomes susceptible to infections, “he said.


Public Health Specialist, who stated that if healthy people do not take long, they will not be adversely affected by these changes. “However, some pre-existing conditions in the body may cause life-threatening negativities during this period as well. For example, studies among the audience of the important final matches show that the probability of having a heart attack in these matches increases. Also, in these cases, an increase in the tendency to aggression is observed.” .


He advised on what to do personally in the solution of the issue. Lecturer. Member Enis Balkan said, “Learning to cope with stress, that is, having the knowledge and equipment that can manage its own stress. It is necessary to remember the wordharms the sharp vinegar cube ” and learn the anger management. Nevertheless, it is not to be excited and impressed in environments where there are large crowds such as stadiums. In the context of mass psychology, no matter how much resistance resides, the majority hears the same excitement and is affected, annoyed, angered, and even damaged.

 Dr. Lecturer. Member Enis Balkan said, “It can be suggested for these situations that are not easy to solve, it can be done socially, taking measures to calm the environment when tension increases, preventive discourses of the social polarization of the fans, fair management of the matches, creating better environments with calming music to be played in the competition environment”.


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