How does it affect your heart?

In general, the problems of daily life, personal and work, generate a high level of stress between people, which is also accentuated by the crisis or economic problems that derive from them, which doubles the risk of having a heart attack, according to a study by the Stress Research Institute of the University of Stockholm, Sweden.

The stress , at work level, it is related not only to absenteeism, but also to bad relationships, a negative organizational climate, antagonism and frequent conflict, which causes low performance and diminished productivity of employees, but also affects health and increases the risk of a heart attack and others cardiovascular diseases , according to the specialists of Mexican Social Security Institute.

Jobs with a heavy load of stress , he said, are distinguished by: excessive demand, dissatisfaction of needs, extended hours, work overload, physical risk, piecework and continuous threat of losing employment, from which the pressures and economic problems are derived.


How does it affect your heart?

According to a study published in the Argentine Journal of Cardiology , economic uncertainty generates panic and stress , which is reflected in an increase in heart rate, high blood pressure, rupture of good cholesterol plaques and inefficient oxygenation, leading to heart attack or stroke.

The stress It is identified as a trigger of angina pectoris and constitutes an important risk factor in the development of heart attacks. On many occasions, they precede unexpected deaths.

It affects the heart because it closes the coronary arteries, reduces the amount of blood that the heart muscle receives and predisposes it to arrhythmias. In addition, the blood thickens, which increases the possibility of clot formation.

In turn, temporarily, fats are released into the circulation, with which cholesterol levels rise, at least transiently. The stress continued can alter the inner lining of the vessels, predisposing to atherosclerosis.

In women, the stress Chronic can reduce hormone levels, which constitute a recognized cardiovascular protective factor.

Crises or economic problems are considered with a strong psychosocial risk factor that raises the statistics of people with heart attacks and strokes throughout the world, year after year, for this reason the importance of knowing how to manage the stress and have better habits and living conditions.

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