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Heart Disease: 4 Signs Your Job Is Killing You

By    |   Wednesday, 27 Jul 2016 03:03 PM

It is a long-held belief that high stress is a risk factor for heart disease. Modern living is full of stressors — money worries, relationship strain, conflict with family and friends, and health concerns can all play a role.

You may also wonder if success at your high-pressure job could cost you your health. Here are some telltale signs to watch for.

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1. You have suddenly picked up new bad habits like smoking or eating poorly. According to the World Heart Foundation, stress, regardless of the source, can cause people to adopt poor habits like these, which are known to contribute to heart disease. For instance, WebMD says “self-medicating” with an extra cocktail after work or a large helping of ice cream can mean you’re under too much stress.

2. You are irritable and have an unusually “short fuse.” WebMD warns this is a sign of a high stress job. Perhaps you are carrying the tension of your job home with you and taking out your frustrations in an inappropriate way.

3. You get sick and catch colds easier and have a harder time recovering, says WebMD. High stress can affect the immune system and weaken your body’s defenses against illness.

4. You notice sweaty palms, a racing pulse, or sudden high blood pressure, all signs you are under too much stress, explains WebMd.

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Medical News Today summarized the results of a study conducted in the U.K. with more than 10,000 subjects that found high stress at work combined with a feeling of not having enough freedom to make decisions led to a 23 percent higher risk of heart attack.

Another study conducted in Boston, Massachusetts, found that women in high-stress jobs have a 40 percent higher chance of developing heart disease.

Stress is subjective, and some workers thrive in the high-pressure environments that others would find unacceptable. Dr. Michael Miller, director of the Center for Preventive Cardiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine tells WebMD it is the combination of “high-demand, low-control” that is problematic. “That’s when your boss gives you too much to do and no control over how to do it,” he says.

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It is a long-held belief that high stress is a risk factor for heart disease. Modern living is full of stressors, but if you're wondering whether your high-pressure job could cost you your health, here are some telltale signs to watch for.
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