Job Stress and High Blood Pressure Job Stress and High Blood Pressure
American Public Health Journal
According to a study of more than 8,000 professionals, those who had high stressed jobs were more likely to have high blood pressure.
The American Public Health Journal stated that job stress was measured using a questionnaire that asked about factors such as the ability of workers to make decisions on the job and pressures such as deadlines.
In addition, the study found that men and women who said they got little support from their boses and co-workers seemed particularly vulnerable to the blood pressure effects of job strain.
High blood pressure is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and stroke. Job stress can rise blood pressure by chronically activating the nervous and cardiovascular systems. Also habits of eating poorly, being obese, smoking and not exercising can all play a major part in high blood pressure.