Financial stress can give you a heart attack, according to a study

All people know that stress can negatively affect their health, as it disrupts the ordinary rhythm of human life. Scientists from South Africa found that one type of stress can be more dangerous than other types, as it increases the risk of heart attack.

Do you want to learn more about this study? Scroll down to read this important information!

Stress is bad for your health, as it can increase the risk of many diseases such as obesity, diabetes, heart diseases, Alzheimer’s diseases, nervous breakdowns, depressions, gastrointestinal problems and respiratory tract diseases.

But if you experience stress due to financial problems, your heart health can be in bad shape, according to the research conducted by the European Society of Cardiology.

The study process

Researchers at the medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, have conducted a survey of two hundred and twelve volunteers about their mental problems including their depression, nervous breakdowns, stress at work, anxiety and financial stress.

All volunteers were hospital patients of Johannesburg General hospital and one hundred and six of them had recently experienced a heart attack.

They made detailed calculations and found that ninety-six percent of volunteers experienced severe stress during the previous month. The most frequent causes of heart attack were work stress and financial stress.

The researchers came to the conclusion that although problems at work can raise heart risk five times, financial issues can increase heart risk thirteen times. Can you believe it?

The author of the study and an associate lecturer, Dineshan Govender claims that doctors should ask their patients about stress, depression and nervous disorders. It is now becoming clear that in order to maintain their health, patients should avoid stress.

They need information on how to deal with it. You should know that it is not necessary to consult your doctor, as you can learn about the main types of stress and find methods to prevent them.

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Rachell S. Anderson, Senior Writer

Written by Rachell S. Anderson, Senior Writer

Rachael has been with Live Science since 2010. She has a masters degree in journalism from New York University's Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in molecular biology and a Master of Science in biology from the University of California, San Diego.

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