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Jobs and High Blood Pressure

Submited by- Team Sitagita on 01 Sep, 2011 HEALTH  AGING & DISEASES  

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The link between strenuous jobs and high blood pressure is yet to be established with concrete proof. Yet it remains one of the most discussed issues across the medical practitioners` fraternity worldwide. As is it, getting overstressed can result in a lot of physical as well as mental hazards for any professional. But that doesn`t automatically mean that you are going to suffer from high blood pressure even if you work in an extremely hectic schedule. However, if an elevated level of BP is found in your cardiovascular system, you better get yourself acquainted with the likely connection between jobs and high blood pressure. Stress is an important factor in modern day workplaces. Generally defined as a fight-or-flight response, stress can really hamper the overall progression of an individual in his or her professional domain. It`s been a proven fact that most people get overstressed while speaking in public or communicating proactively with colleagues and bosses. According to medical sciences, stress involves increased secretion of hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol. Stress and high blood pressure are closely related as these hormones are responsible for faster heart heartbeats and constriction of blood vessels. One of the problems that the researchers face while measuring the nature of stress concerns its subjective interpretation. When it comes to jobs and high blood pressure, one can never tell exactly how much stress amounts to physical deterioration and to what extent. There is no fixed parameter to determine individual capabilities and coping mechanisms.

A panel of experts from the National Heart Foundation of Australia carried out groundbreaking studies pertaining to jobs and high blood pressure. While trying to establish a plausible link between stress and heart diseases, the panel found that factors such as depression or isolation may lead to severe heart complications.

Theories related to jobs and high blood pressure have been discarded as vague many times. But time and again it`s been observed that following a few simple techniques can alleviate you from acute stress factors, and can eventually bring down your abnormal blood pressure.

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