Heart disease is one of the most serious and high-risk diseases in the world today. Heart disease causes many causes, especially people’s habits, such as diet. Not normal, eating too many fatty foods, no exercise habits, and obesity because obesity means too much body fat, blood cholesterol concentration, etc. Work stress also increases the risk of heart disease.
Work stress has a negative effect on cardiovascular
High demands at work and difficulties in implementing decisions are the causes of work stress. Work stress has a negative effect on the cardiovascular system, which usually does not decrease, but increases steadily over the long term. According to Finnish studies, employees with greater stress at work have a two-fold increase in risk of heart disease than those with less stress at work. If a person under stress does not have any social status and pay is low, the risk of heart disease is 2.4 times higher.
The research team gathered information on stress, blood pressure, blood cholesterol concentrations in blood and body mass index (BMI) through questionnaires, interviews and clinical examinations. People with work stress are more likely to die from cardiovascular disease, with high blood cholesterol concentrations and body mass indices. To be able to cope with work stress, the body does not need more hormones and energy from fat, but rather stability and consistency. Hormonal reactions and fat caused by stress do not run out, but can lead to hypertension. Tachycardia and changes in lipid metabolism can cause more atherosclerosis plaques to accumulate in the blood vessels. The above reasons explain why stress causes heart disease.
Research on cardiovascular diseases
Excessive stress is very bad for patients with hypertension or cardiovascular disease, as this is the main cause of heart attack. A synthesis report reveals the results of 13 different studies carried out in seven countries. The study included participants without coronary heart disease (CHD) and monitored their health for 7.5 years. The results of the study show that out of nearly 200,000 people, 30,214 people often feel stress at work due to high workload, time pressure and lack of freedom of decision making.
Researchers have calculated that about 3.4% of participants feel stress at work, which means that at least 3.4% of patients with coronary heart disease can be prevented if everyone is satisfied with their work. Stress can be relieved through mental exercise, slow pace, psychotherapy and counseling.
Work stress increases the risk of heart disease, but researchers also said that work stress cannot be avoided. Therefore, it is unlikely that the risk of heart disease can be reduced by banning work stress. On the contrary, it is important to maintain heart health through efforts to quit smoking, develop regular exercise habits, maintain optimism and positive thinking in all situations.