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Stressful jobs increase stroke risk, study finds

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HC Online | 21 Jan 2015, 08:04 AM Agree 0
It seems job pressure puts more than your heart at risk – a recent study has found a new link between levels of stress and the risk of stroke.
  • Catherine Cahill | 21 Jan 2015, 12:40 PM Agree 0
    I was surprised to be diagnosed with very high blood pressure 2 years ago, as I had no symptoms.

    I was also quite confident that I did not become "stressed" by the demands of my work. However, when I started monitoring my blood pressure during the day, there was a definite increase in blood pressure in response to any challenging work interaction. I had no idea - as I always felt quite calm.

    I have now made significant lifestyle changes, and am much more vigilant about taking breaks and finding time for exercise and "wind down" time.
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