Translate Page To German Tranlate Page To Spanish Translate Page To French Translate Page To Italian Translate Page To Japanese Translate Page To Korean Translate Page To Portuguese Translate Page To Chinese
  Number Times Read : 653    Word Count: 2008  
Categories

Arts & Entertainment
Business
Career
Cars and Trucks
Celebrities
Communications
Computers
Culture and Society
Disease & Illness
Environment
Fashion
Finance
Food & Beverage
Health & Fitness
Hobbies
Home & Family
Inspirational
Internet Business
Legal
Online Shopping
Pets & Animals
Politics
Product Reviews
Recreation & Sports
Reference & Education
Religion
Self Improvement
Travel & Leisure
Vehicles
Womens Issues
Writing & Speaking
 


   

Stressful Job Raises Risk of Chronic Heart Disease



[Valid RSS feed]  Category Rss Feed - http://articlespromoter.com/rss.php?rss=279
By : Gregory Smyth    99 or more times read
Submitted 0000-00-00 00:00:00
We are learning many things as we develop as a world and global society. One of the most important things we have realized in the last few years is that, contrary to the culture of the 1980s and 1990s, stress does not have a positive impact on your life. Stress used to mean that you were needed - you were important, everyone wanted something of you, so you were stressed. Relaxed people were often seen as being at the lower end of the career scale, and even social scale. However, there have been many recent studies which link stress to the possibility of an early death - no matter what other precautions you take against disease like chronic heart disease.

A recent European study has been widely publicized - this study followed 10,000 British civil servants, over a 12 year period. The factors they included were cortisol levels (a stress hormone), heart rate, blood pressure, diet, exercise and smoking habits - and the critical factor was how they felt about their job. In a figure which can't be ignored, those under the age of 50 who thought that their job was stressful had a 70% greater chance of developing chronic heart disease than did those who thought they had a relatively stress free career.

We must differentiate here between good stress and bad stress. Good stress is generally considered to be stress in short bursts, which is not maintained - it can be either of the emotional or physical kind. Physical stress includes exercise - which everybody knows is a factor in preventing heart disease. It can also include short-term emotional stress, like the buzz you get from trying something new, or facing a fear. Bad stress is prolonged, low level stress - if your body is constantly exposed to high levels of Cortisol, this is when your systems can start to go astray and increase your risk of heart disease.

Cortisol is one side of the double edged sword of stress's effect on heart disease. The other side is the fact that a stressful job often creates other lifestyle changes - people with high stress at work are less likely to choose fresh fruits and vegetables for dinner. They want fattening, sugary comfort food, and often don't have the time to cook - eating processed food, with its hosts of 'partially hydrogenated this' and 'hydrolysed that', is recognized as a major factor in your risk of developing heart disease. Furthermore, if you spend all your time at work, and worrying about work, you are less likely to engage in exercise, which plays a critical role in reducing blood pressure and ensuring arterial walls are healthy.

However, even those that made the great effort to maintain a healthy lifestyle despite their job stress had a greatly increased risk of heart disease. The link is maintained because stress was found to upset the part of the nervous system that regulates the heart's workings and beat. Cortisol, the stress hormone, increases blood pressure through its effect on the heart's workings, and also suppresses the autoimmune system and increases blood sugar levels. You are more likely to get any illness when you are stressed - heart disease and diabetes are just chief among many.

To reduce your chance of ending up without a job - and in fact, without a life - reduce your stress at work. Talk to your boss about reduced demands, think about changing careers, or accept the fact that to reduce your stress you may need to reduce your income. It is all, in fact, a positive for your heart!
Author Resource:- Bangkok Hospital - 36 years of advanced medical technology and expertise, complemented with Thai hospitality and compassionate care. Includes the world-renowned Bangkok Heart Hospital and specializing in oncology, neurology and orthopedics. Some of the worlds most advanced minimally invasive diagnostics and treatment procedures are in place.
Article From Articles Promoter Article Directory

HTML Ready Article. Click on the "Copy" button to copy into your clipboard.




Firefox users please select/copy/paste as usual
New Members
select
Sign up
select
learn more
Affiliate Sign in
Affiliate Sign In
 
Nav Menu
Home
Login
Submit Articles
Submission Guidelines
Top Articles
Link Directory
About Us
Contact Us
Privacy Policy
RSS Feeds

Actions
Print This Article
Add To Favorites

 

Free Article Submission

Website Security Test