All jobs in the world involve different levels of stress. Whether you are in a leading position (like a director or a manager), whether you are a simple employee, stress level of job is revealed by many factors like: responsibilities, salary, hours of work etc. All of these factors can determine your health and also could lead to a heart attack or to an stroke.

A new study published in the journal Neurology shows that people who experience stressful jobs are at an increased risk of stroke. In their analysis, the researchers looked at six studies that involved a total of nearly 140,000 people ages 18 to 76, and examined the relationship between work stress and people's risk of stroke. The study researchers concluded that "people who have jobs involving a lot of stress were 22% more likely to have a stroke than those who have a relaxant workplace.

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Moreover, those with high stressful jobs were 58% more likely to have an ischemic stroke, which is the most common type of stroke caused by a blockage of blood flow to the brain. "Quitting smoking, diet rich in fruits and vegetables, keeping normal body weight, limiting alcohol consumption regular monitoring of blood glucose and blood pressure, daily exercise and even workplace changing are the main ways in which we can reduce the risk of stroke. This medical condition is the third major cause of mortality in the world", said study author, Dr. Huang Yuli from Guangzhou Medical University, China.

"When we relate to gender, it seems that women are 33% more exposed to such a stroke, but only if they have a stressful job. Also people tend to experience high levels of stress at work, when they have little control over what they do, they are always under the pressure of a deadline and must coordinate a multitude of tasks", said Dr.

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Huang Yuli.

Employers can help lower workers' stress levels, for example, embracing flexible working arrangement or by allowing them greater latitude in making their own decisions at work. Some examples of these stressful jobs include waiters and healthcare jobs, while examples of jobs with low stress factor is the natural sciences and architecture. #News #Health