Work pressure is increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke, no longer men, women are the target
According to a study presented at the European Stroke Organization, women are at increased risk of heart attack and stroke due to work pressure and lack of sleep.
Women at higher risk of heart attack than men
Diabetes, atrial hypertension, high cholesterol, smoking and obesity are commonly involved in the risk of heart disease. According to the study, the cases of heart attack and stroke are increasing faster in women than men due to work pressure, stress, sleep disorders. The study’s authors say that men have traditionally been thought to be more affected by heart attacks and strokes than women. But now in some countries women have left men behind in this matter. Now the stress of work is giving warning signs of heart disease to women.
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Stress and exhaustion are the main reasons
The study found that even though men were more likely to smoke and become obese than women, the highest incidence of heart attack and stroke was seen in women. Neurologist Dr Martin Hansel of the University Hospital Zurich and his team say that the increase in these serious diseases in women is due to increased work stress, sleep disorders and exhaustion at the workplace.
Women who work full time are at higher risk of heart attack
The surprising thing is that the risk of these diseases has been seen highest among women working full time. According to the team, the pressure on women working full-time in the office to take care of home and office is more than women who work for three to four hours.
Increased fatigue and sleep disorders
Researchers compared data from 22,000 women and men in the 2007, 2012 and 2017 Swiss Health Surveys. In this they found that the number of women reporting non-traditional risk factors for cardiovascular disease increased alarmingly. Overall, the number of men and women taking stress at work increased from 59 percent in 2012 to 66 percent in 2017.
While the number of people feeling tired after work increased from 23 percent to 29 percent. This period saw an increase in the number of sleep disorders from 24 percent to 29 percent. While the incidence of sleep disorders has increased by 5 percent in men, it has increased by 8 percent in women.
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After this research, it is clear that now heart attack and stroke are no longer diseases related to men, but if not taken care of, then due to work pressure, women can also increase the risk of these serious diseases. According to experts, to avoid such situations, there is a great need for women to take less stress and sleep while working.
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