Stress Raises the Risk of Women Having Heart Attacks

Stress Raises the Risk of Women Having Heart Attacks

Stress is becoming more common and the after effects of stress can be disastrous suffering with stress at work can not just affect your emotions but your physical wellbeing as well.

Women who suffer from stress can experience increased blood pressure and when an individual experiences stress they may overeat exercise less and be more likely to smoke. When combined these behaviours can increase adrenaline and cortisol levels and raise the risk of having a heart attack.
Harvard Medical School conducted research into heart disease from data from over 17000 women in healthcare. These women who initially enrolled in the long-running study into heart disease as part of a bigger study were all in their 50s and early 60s.
The women who had a fast paced pressured work life were 88% more likely than those who had less stressful work lives to have a heart attack. The women who experienced stress at work were 43% more likely to need heart surgery.
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